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

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.

Educator Evaluation Process Review

The Educator Evaluation Process Review is in effect supporting educator evaluation implementation statewide as required by law. Each Ohio district will participate in the review once every four years. The purpose of the process review is to ensure districts are able to implement the Ohio Educator Evaluation systems with accuracy.

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Last Modified: 7/10/2015 4:56:23 PM