Ohio Department of Education Topic News


Districts will verify all training for coaching permit applicants

Beginning Oct. 14, school district e-signers must begin confirming that applicants for coaching (pupil activity) permits have valid trainings or certifications in all four required areas. With each application, the e-signer’s electronic signature will signify official district verification of the applicant meeting the requirements. Districts must decide how they want to verify completion of training. 


State test administrators encouraged to use new practice site resources

The enhanced Test Administrator Practice Site for the 2015-2016 school year is now available on the Ohio’s State Tests Portal. We encourage personnel administering Ohio’s State Tests online to practice setting up mock test sessions in advance of testing. Please see the Test Administrator User Guide for more information. 


EMIS Newsflash – September 30, 2015

FY15 Financial (H) Collection Extended


EMIS Newsflash – September 29, 2015

FY15 Financial (H) Collection Closing Wednesday
FY16 Student (S) Retention Collection Extended
Updated FY16 SOES Flagging Information Published


Department seeks more participants to help develop Ohio’s state tests in English language arts and mathematics

The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting applications for participants to serve on assessment committees focused on standard-setting and range-finding. Ohio’s educators and content specialists will play a vital role in creating valid and reliable assessments by serving on the committees.


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