Principal Evaluations

Ohio's new system for evaluating principals (Ohio's Principal Evaluation System - OPES) will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement.

State Board of Education Approved Principal Framework (changes pending)
The Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES), adopted December 2008 by the State Board of Education, is designed to be used to assess the performance of Ohio principals.

Evaluation Components

Evaluations have two components, each weighted at 50 percent:

  1. Principal performance rating, determined from:
    • A professional growth plan
    • Two 30 minute observations
    • Walkthroughs

2. Student academic growth rating


Based on the evaluation, principals receive one of four ratings.



The electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) is the required accountability system for conducting and documenting educator evaluations and calculating ratings. Click here for more information.


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Last Modified: 11/18/2014 3:59:11 PM