Ohio legislation requires the Ohio Department of Education to conduct a review of all Career-Based Intervention (CBI) programs in FY2015. The reviews are an accountability measure to assure that students in these programs have optimum opportunities for success.
On-site reviews of more than 300 Ohio Career-Based Intervention programs will occur from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, 2014. Each review covers applicable indicators in the Quality Program Standards.
Office of Career-Technical Education staff will be contacting CTPD Secondary Directors to set up appointments. We seek your leadership support to assure that reviews occur in an effective and efficient manner. If local Career-Based Intervention staff have supporting documents ready, each review should take approximately two hours.
The revised Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities became effective on July 1, 2014. The Office for Exceptional Children has provided a brief Summary of Changes to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities. For the complete rule text, refer to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities or the Ohio Administrative Code.
In August 2013, the Ohio Department of Education informed high schools that they would be required to give PSAT assessments to sophomores beginning in October 2014.
In February 2014, the department communicated to district superintendents that it will not require that the PSAT be given in October 2014.
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.
The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education selected 15 awardees – one for each career field – from among more than 100 nominations for the Class of 2014 success stories.