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2/4/2015

Guidance on Student Participation in State Tests

Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.


2/2/2015

Ohio career-tech design alum qualifies for event in Brazil

Spencer Wolf, a 2013 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School’s career-tech digital design program, will represent the United States in this summer’s WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is one of 19 U.S. qualifiers in the 43rd international test in 45 categories that include automotive technology, bricklaying, manufacturing, restaurant services and graphic design.

Wolf works with clients at his own design firm, Wolf Graphic Design, while enrolled at Sinclair Community College. He qualified for the Aug. 11-16 WorldSkills events based on his demonstrated knowledge and skills in a seven-hour design test offered to top SkillsUSA competitors. WorldSkills draws competitors from 72 countries within five continents. Resumé-building gold, silver and bronze awards are presented.


1/21/2015

EMIS Newsflash – January 21, 2015

New FY15 Traditional Districts Midyear Student (S) Collection Request
SDC Release Note


1/21/2015

State Achievement Assessments Waiver for Members of the Ohio Innovation Lab Network and STEM schools

Guidance and Instructions for Submitting Waiver Requests 


1/20/2015

Department of Education Recommends Reduction in Testing

The amount of time students spend on testing can be reduced by nearly 20 percent under recommendations made today by the state superintendent of public instruction as part of a comprehensive report.


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