Beginning Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 22, superintendents may conduct their required review of 2015 EMIS data that will affect their districts’ Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success components of the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards. Superintendents are to signify whether these data are accurate or not as they complete the “Fiscal Year 2016 EMIS Report Card Data Review for Graduate” form, which is within the Forms application in SAFE. If a superintendent has inaccurate data, he or she should submit an appeal as described here.
The 2016 Ohio School Report Cards for the first time will contain letter grades for the six report card components: Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. Most measures within components also will receive letter grades. An Overview Fact Sheet about the report cards and components is now online.
This summer is a key time for ensuring that each school district submits local data through EMIS so that it will be part of the Ohio School Report Cards released in September. Superintendents and EMIS coordinators should mark their calendars for the following dates this month when specific data will be due. We’ll continue sending you additional dates and related information through EdConnection, as well as other email messages. Please make sure to check your inbox so you won’t miss important deadlines and receive a report card watermarked for incomplete data.
The department has loaded the principal composites as default scores into the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES). Superintendent may access through their SAFE accounts individualized Principal Value-Added Composite Reports to assist them in confirming the accuracy of those principal composite scores and completing principal and assistant principal evaluations this year. The reports include composite scores based on value-added measures from the building where the principals and assistant principals served in these roles during the 2014-2015 school year.