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.
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.
New EMIS override request form
The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education has a new form related to overriding data errors in EMIS. The override form is designed to preserve the quality of career tech programs, decrease the number of repeated errors and increase local and state efficiency. The state office pathway consultant, assistant director and associate director approval is assigned to nine different codes. The form can be downloaded here.
Ohio's GED Voucher Program for Career-Technical Planning Districts Webinar
How do GED students apply for test vouchers and schedule to take on-line assessments? How should Career-Technical Planning Districts serve potential test takers in their areas? What role does the state GED office play in the new on-line fee reimbursement for first-time test takers? These questions are among those posed and answered during a January 2014 Webinar conducted by the Ohio Department of Education. The one-hour, recorded Webinar is available here.
The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career-Technical Education, has a 10-minute audio presentation on the course-based delivery method for secondary career tech. The presentation provides an overview of the new technical content standard structure, including terminology and assessment. The latest schedule for movement to courses within each of the 16 career fields is here.