Local Equity Plan

Since 2006, local education agencies have engaged in local equity planning with a focus on highly qualified teachers.

Most recently outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Equity Access Planning (LEAP) seeks to ensure that poor and minority students have equitable access to excellent educators, those teachers and leaders who are effective, experienced, and properly licensed or certified. LEAs complete a Local Equity Plan using district and building specific data to identify areas of opportunity and growth.

Local education agencies (LEAs) will continue to use the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) to engage in local equitable access planning. Planning will occur in the Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Tab, formally known as the HQT Tab. The tab is now open and LEAs will have until February 2, 2018 to submit their local equity plans in the CCIP. 

FY18 Local Equity Planning Resources 

Resource Guide for Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Component assists local education agency personnel in understanding and addressing the FY18 local equity planning requirements.

Locating the Equitable Access Analysis Tool provides a description of the Equitable Access Analysis Tool for LEAs to use in local equity planning and instructions on how to access the tool.

Conducting a Root-Cause Analysis with Stakeholders provides guidance on understanding and conducting a root-cause analysis, item 2 in local equitable access planning.

Determining and Outlining Strategies to Alleviate Gaps provides guidance on strategy development to alleviate gaps, item 3 in local equitable access planning.

Completing Equitable Access Items in CCIP provides the step-by-step procedures to assist local education agency personnel in submitting the five required Equitable Access to Excellent Educators items in the CCIP. 

FY17 Local Equity Planning Resources 

Highly Qualified Teacher Component (06/15/16) explains the required, six Highly Qualified Teacher items for FY17 planning, provides descriptions and recommended criteria, and sample statements/responses. 

Local Equitable Access Planning Guide (06/15/16) assists local education agency personnel in understanding the new items and data tool they will use to meet the FY17 local equity planning requirements. 

Local Equitable Access Strategies – provides a list of possible strategies and information to help local education agency personnel in local equity planning

Equity FAQs

(08/04/16) Local Equitable Access Planning YouTube Video Segments – delivers information to assist local education agencies in the equitable access planning process. There are seven video segments:

  • Local Access Equity Planning – This video segment will briefly outline the materials and resources needed for equitable access planning at the state and local level. (4:01)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 1 – This video segment will give highlights of Ohio’s 2015 plan to ensure equitable access to excellent educators. It will also provide an understanding of the federal initiative that has reengaged Ohio in this equity work. (6:56)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 2 – This video segment gives an overview of the local planning process. (3:40)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 3 – This video segment provides an understanding of the equitable access analysis tool. (4:38)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 4 – This video segment goes through Item 3 of the Highly Qualified Teacher Component – the first step in the local equitable access planning process. (3:28)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 5 – This video segment goes through Item 4 of the Highly Qualified Teacher Component - the second step in the local equitable access planning process. (3:05)
  • Local Access Equity Planning Part 6 – This video segment goes through Item 5 of the Highly Qualified Teacher Component – the third step in the local equitable access planning process. (2:33)

 

For more information

Please contact equity@education.ohio.gov with questions.

Last Modified: 1/16/2018 3:11:24 PM