The online Facilitation Training for those individuals who will serve as summative assessment facilitators is available at no cost to those who sign up for an account. Access the link for the online Facilitation Training here. Share the Facilitation at a Glance guidance document with anyone who may serve in the role of a facilitator.
Ohio is completing the third year of the Resident Educator Program. This past year, over 15,000 resident educators participated in the program, with more than 8,000 active mentors and 3,000+ candidates completing the Resident Educator Summative Assessment for the first time. As the program continues to grow, we want to thank everyone for their commitment to supporting teachers. When we support teachers, we support student learning.
Training and tests are now available for educators who need to update their credentials as evaluators for the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation Systems. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is administering the re-calibration process. To successfully complete re-calibration, which is required every two years, teacher evaluators must take three hours of online training and principal evaluators must take two hours of online training. Both teacher and principal evaluators also need to pass the appropriate tests. More information is available on the department’s website.
In response to reports of irregular student attendance, enrollment and withdrawal practices within multiple school districts and a statewide concern over the integrity of the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) accountability and reporting system, the Auditor of State’s Office completed an audit in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 117.11. This audit includes an objective review and assessment of ODE’s accountability policies, procedures and data, and local school district attendance, enrollment, withdrawal and reporting practices.