Ohio Department of Education Topic News

EMIS Newsflash – February 12, 2020


FY20 Spring Alternate Assessment (A) Collection Rescheduled
The FY20 Spring Alternate Assessment (A) Collection was originally scheduled to open last week. There have been policy changes to the business rules regarding when students can take Alternate Assessments, and the final business rules are currently being worked out. Because this will impact the missing lists, we have delayed the opening of this collection. Once it has been rescheduled, the new open date will be shared (via the Newsflash, conference calls, Twitter, etc.).

New! ODE ITC EMIS Training Q&A
In response to feedback from the field, we have created a new resource. After all sessions of a particular round of ODE ITC EMIS training are concluded, we will compile a list of questions and answers that were received during the different sessions. The first Q&A document includes questions received during the sessions held between January 13 and January 23, 2020.
You can find this new resource posted on our EMIS Training webpage, along with training schedules and presentations.
August 2020 ODE ITC Training Dates
Dates and times for the August 2020 ODE ITC EMIS Trainings for district and ITC EMIS staff have been set. Delivery will be via Skype for Business and conference call. Registration is currently available in the STARS application within the OH|ID portal. Training dates can be found on the EMIS Training webpage and the EMIS Google calendar. Reminder messages will be sent out in the EMIS Newsflash prior to the trainings and additional information regarding topics will be provided closer to the August dates.
EMIS ITC Conference Call Notes
The notes for the February 10, 2020, ITC Conference Call have been posted. You can find a short description of the purpose of the calls along with a link to the notes on the EMIS website.