Ohio Department of Education Topic News


New handout explains which state science test grades 6-12 will take

The department has completed and posted a new handout explaining which state tests in science students in grades 6-12 should take, depending upon which science courses they have enrolled in. 


Piloting Sign-Ups for the Updated Physical Education Evaluation

Many of you are aware that the Ohio Physical Education Standards have recently been updated. In addition, the required physical education evaluations have also been updated to reflect the revised standards and to incorporate feedback received from teachers throughout Ohio.

The revised physical education evaluations will be in effect during the 2016 – 2017 school year. If you are interested in piloting the evaluations and providing feedback for the 2015-16 school year on them prior to them going into effect, please sign-up below no later than September 9th.


Budget Bill Made Changes to Teacher Evaluation for 2015-2016

State law (Ohio House Bill 64) brought changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. The bill extends safe harbor provisions for educators who use value-added ratings from state tests for the student growth measure portion of their evaluations. The legislation also modifies the alternative framework, one of two models districts must choose from when evaluating teachers and principals.


EMIS Newsflash – August 13, 2015

Updated FY15 Initial Staff/Course (L) Collection Request - v8 Released


2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.

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