Ohio's system for evaluating teachers (Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System) provides educators with a rich and detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Changes to Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for 2014-2015
State law (Ohio House Bill 362) brought changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond. The first change will allow less frequent evaluation of teachers receiving skilled and accomplished ratings, while still providing them with feedback on their work.
The second change will allow districts a choice between: 1) the current (original) teacher evaluation structure (based on teacher performance rating and student growth rating, each at 50 percent; and 2) the new alternative teacher evaluation framework, which weights teacher performance and student growth equally, but also includes an additional component as 15 percent of the total.
Original Evaluation Framework Components
Evaluations have two components, each weighted at 50 percent:
Teacher performance rating, determined from:
Student academic growth rating
New Alternative Framework Components
Teacher performance rating weighted at 42.5 percent, determined from:
Student academic growth rating, weighted at 42.5 percent
One alternative component from the list below, using a department-approved instrument:
Peer review evaluations; or
Based on the evaluation, teachers receive one of four ratings.
Each teacher will be evaluated according to Ohio Revised Code and an evaluation framework that is aligned with the Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted under state law.
Understanding Teacher Evaluations
Self-paced e-learning modules to help you understand the teacher evaluation system.
Module 1 - Overview (update coming soon)
Module 2 - Detailed Description (update coming soon)
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.
Last Modified: 10/6/2014 12:44:56 PM