Recent legislation has changed the way diagnostic assessments (reading, mathematics and writing) are administered and scored. For the first time, districts/community schools will report the results of each student’s diagnostic assessments. The new Third Grade Reading Guarantee will change when and which reading diagnostic assessments are administered.
In December 2011, Ohio was awarded the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. As part of the grant application, Ohio made a commitment to revise and expand the current tiered quality rating and improvement system which is called Step Up To Quality (SUTQ), and to broaden participation to all early childhood settings (including school districts, child care, family child care, etc.)
On October 1 and 4, 2012, the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a webinar.
This report, entitled Ohio Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO), 2011-2012 Needs Assessment Survey Results, is an update that presents findings from a survey of staff and directors representing 54 Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start grantees in Ohio for the school year 2011-2012.
In an effort to expand upon and enhance the quality of early childhood education in Ohio, The State of Ohio applied Wednesday, October 19, 2011 for a federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant. Ohio is potentially eligible for $70 million for 2012-2015.