Ohio's Teacher Equity Plan and EDHEE Analysis Tool
On July 7, 2014 the Excellent Educators for All Initiative was announced by the U.S. Department of Education. This initiative is targeted to help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them the most. One key piece of this initiative is the comprehensive educator equity plan due to the U.S. Department of Education in June 2015. The plan will describe the steps that the state is taking to ensure students from minority and poverty backgrounds are not taught at higher rates than other children by unqualified, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers—something that has been required after 2002 with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
In 2006, Ohio wrote a teacher equity plan focused on closing the gaps in student achievement and gaps in teacher quality. The plan presents a comprehensive set of 68 strategies, organized around nine supportive elements, which clearly demonstrate Ohio’s effort to improve the distribution of its most qualified teachers.
Equitable Distribution of Highly Effective Educators Analysis Tool
The Equitable Distribution of Highly Effective Educators (EDHEE) Analysis Tool is intended to support district needs in making informed decisions to assure that all students have access to highly effective educators. Districts that have been implementing Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System will have effectiveness data that can be used to populate the tool. Pilot districts have given feedback on the tool and development is near completion. Districts will be able to utilize the EDHEE analysis tool along with their teacher distribution files to look at equitable distribution of teachers within and across school buildings.
EDHEE Analysis Tool – Coming Soon
Last Modified: 12/9/2014 12:50:43 PM