As Ohio transitions to new state tests, safe harbor gives schools, teachers and students time to adjust to the new tests. In most cases, there will no longer be consequences tied to the results of the state tests given in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Ohio Department of Education has produced a pair of Ohio State Test Preparation Checklists to provide district and school personnel with information on the key steps needed to prepare for the spring test administration. These two documents are separated Science/Social Studies and Mathematics/English Language Arts.
A colored theme has been incorporated into the Checklists to allow readers to quickly distinguish between the two. The Science/Social Studies checklist contains green headings meanwhile; the Mathematics/English Language Arts document contains blue headings.
These documents contain important dates, contact information, links to additional resources, and a suggested timeline for preparation.
Preparing for Ohio’s New State Tests, Graduation Options and the Value-Added Model for High Schools, Science and Social Studies
Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced licensed elementary and middle school teachers to apply to the Teaching in Taiwan program. The selected educators teach English to students in Taiwan for one academic year. Teaching contracts are from 10 to 11 months, depending on the placement.
The Ohio Department of Education has produced a Calculator Guidance document for the Ohio State Science Tests.