The data used for the federal child count this year will be October 31. This is 30 days earlier than the previous snapshot date, and the October 31 date will align with other child counts required by state and federal law.
District reporting requirements for student data will not be affected by this change. The only data change will be the date that the Ohio Department of Education uses to extract the student data used for the count. IEPs that were due to be reviewed near the former December 1 reporting date will still be effective on October 31.
The Aug. 29 edition of the Resident Educator Program Update provides important information for program coordinators. Inside, you will find tips for registering your resident educators beginning Sept. 1, news about an upcoming webinar Sept. 5 and activities to help resident educators prepare to take the summative assessment.
A PDF of this entire edition is available here. Thanks to all who are supporting Ohio’s teachers through this important program.
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.
SDC Closing Friday Afternoon
ODE EMIS Training Sessions Scheduled
If you are looking for a short summary of what’s new for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation system this school year, see the 10 Tips document posted under resources here. The one-page document provides links to information explaining changes, as well as new and upcoming resources. Watch this “latest news” box for more information to come about student learning objectives and a new formula for compiling teacher and principal summative ratings.