Ohio Department of Education Topic News


Know! Summer Freedom and its Challenges!

ThinkstockPhotos-515276648.jpgIt is normal and healthy for adolescents to seek increased independence as they grow and develop. It is also normal for parents to have a hard time letting go. Naturally, we worry about our children’s health and safety and quite frankly, their ability to make good decisions. However, in order for our children to become mature, responsible, self-disciplined young people, we must loosen the reigns and allow them to make some decisions on their own, mistakes and all.


EMIS Newsflash – July 17, 2017

Data Appeal Window Open for Early Learning, COS, and OELPA Assessment Data


Know! The Effect of Peer Presence

ThinkstockPhotos-682207688-1.jpgWe all know the heavy influence peer pressure can have on a tween/teen, especially when it comes to risk-taking behaviors like drinking, smoking and using other drugs. But are you aware of the impact the mere presence of peers can have on an adolescent’s decision-making, without any coercing or encouragement at all?


EMIS Newsflash – July 13, 2017

FY17 Spring DORP Assessment (A) Collection Extended
FY17 Spring DORP Assessment (A) Collection, v2
FY17 Final Staff/Course (L) Collection, v2
SDC Now Open
SDC Release Notes


Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Updates for 2017 Administration

Key Dates

Fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

June-Oct. - State support team and district KRA trainers provide KRA teacher training to new kindergarten teachers
July 7 - Deadline to update Assessment Data Manager – Preschool and Kindergarten role in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS)
July 7-16 - The Ready for Kindergarten (KReady) online system ( will be unavailable for server and system maintenance
July 17 - KReady online system opens for KRA administration for select districts that begin school before August 14.
Aug. 1 - KReady online system opens for KRA and Kindergarten Field Test 2017 administration

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