Ohio Department of Education Topic News


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 development of these standards this year as 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. 


November 3, 2015 Resident Educator Program update posted

A new edition of the Resident Educator Program Update, posted here, provides important information for program coordinators, school leaders, mentors, facilitators and resident educators. 


EMIS Newsflash – November 2, 2015

New FY16 Final Calendar (C) Collection Request
New FY16 SOES Student Contact (S) Collection Request; FY16 SOES Reviews Can Begin
FY16 SOES Flagging Options Reminder
Updated FY16 SOES Initial Student (S) Collection Request
Updated FY15 Traditional Districts Final Student (S) Collection Request
Updated FY15 SOES Final Student (S) Collection Request
Additional FY15 Collections Extended


US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Issues Dyslexia Guidance Letter

The US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services recently issued a Dyslexia Guidance letter to states and school districts.  The letter reminds all that the use of terms such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia are appropriate when supported by a child’s comprehensive evaluation. 


Ohio’s Master Teachers may renew expiring designations

The Ohio Department of Education is offering an expedited one-time renewal opportunity to all master teachers whose designations have expired or will expire by June 30, 2016. In making this provision available, the department recognizes that many master teachers are due for renewal for the first time (since the program began about five years ago). We wish to recognize how important it is for these Ohio’s teacher-leaders to maintain their designation.


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