OTES 1.0

The temporary changes in House Bill 197, House Bill 164 and House Bill 404 of the 133rd General Assembly impact teacher, principal and school counselor evaluations. These changes, made in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, grant districts flexibility around educator evaluations for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.
For more information, please see Education Evaluation Systems Guide for Restart.

House Bill 404 Impact on OTES 1.0 Cycles Chart 12.8.20

House Bills 164 and 197 Impact on OTES 1.0 Cycles Chart 7.8.20 (updated 12.8.2020) 

COVID-19 Education Evaluation Systems FAQ (7/20/2020)


Student growth measures will not be required components in 2020-2021 educator evaluations in accordance with House Bill 197 and House Bill 164 of the 133rd General Assembly. A school district board of education may not use Value-Added, high-quality student data or any other student academic growth data to measure student learning attributable to a teacher or principal while conducting evaluations. 


Teachers and schools receive feedback that helps them ensure high-quality teaching and learning through the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.

Framework Focuses on Performance and Student Growth

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for 2015-2016 and Beyond 

Determining Evaluation Ratings Prior to 2020-2021  

Reporting Evaluation Results

Electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) - Districts are to use this required accountability system for conducting and documenting educator evaluations and calculating ratings.

Last Modified: 12/8/2020 2:45:23 PM