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.
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.
The Ohio Guidelines for Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is now available online. For questions, contact the Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) 614.644.8465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of test questions that were given on the PARCC assessment last year are now available online. While Ohio is no longer using PARCC, these items are a useful tool to inform classroom instruction and give parents insight into the kinds of questions students experienced on tests.
Educators who are ready to request renewal of their license credentials for 2016 may do so beginning Nov. 1. Please note that e-signers should pay special attention to the effective year of the licensure request, and change it to the correct effective year if necessary before approving the request.