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. 


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.


EMIS Newsflash – August 10, 2015

FY14 Graduate Reporting Closed, Final Reports Coming
SDC Grad Related Reports Will Be Removed on Wednesday
September ODE EMIS Training Schedule Published

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