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June 2016 edition of the Licensure Update is published

The latest issue features important tips and reminders to help electronic signers with their review of licensure applications. Click here to view the articles.


Superintendents may access Principal Value-Added Composite Reports

The department has loaded the principal composites as default scores into the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES). Superintendent may access through their SAFE accounts individualized Principal Value-Added Composite Reports to assist them in confirming the accuracy of those principal composite scores and completing principal and assistant principal evaluations this year. The reports include composite scores based on value-added measures from the building where the principals and assistant principals served in these roles during the 2014-2015 school year.


Dec. 15, 2015 Resident Educator Update is online

See the latest resident educator news as well as quick tips for RESA candidates by clicking here to read all articles in this edition. Or, select links to articles of interest  inside.


December 15, 2015 Resident Educator Program update posted

December 15, 2015 Resident Educator Program update posted


School Counselor Standards adopted; evaluation framework on horizon

The State Board of Education has approved the adoption of Ohio Standards for School Counselors. The Educator Standards Board and the department led the development of these standards this year per state law that also requires the State Board to adopt a standards-based framework for evaluating school counselors by May 31, 2016. By Sept. 30, 2016, each school district board of education must adopt a school counselor evaluation policy in accordance with the framework and state law. 

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