Ohio House Bill 487 recently established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. Thank you for your patience as we waited for the new graduation law to come out of the Ohio General Assembly.
House Bill 362 passed the Ohio legislature on June 3 bringing changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
On June 4, the Ohio General Assembly passed the Mid-Biennium Review, which contains a variety of key education measures. This analysis, prepared by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, includes summaries of the provisions that will become law when signed by Gov. Kasich. The column “As Reported by Conference Committee” represents the version that was passed by the General Assembly June 4.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Ohio began using the new Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, which is mandated for all states by the United States Department of Education, to evaluate LEAs and buildings.
To stay on track with the legal requirements related to educator evaluation systems, superintendents and principals should keep abreast of the upcoming schedule for completing various steps of the process, including those that must be documented soon in the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES).