OTES 1.0 Evaluation Requirements for Teachers Rated Accomplished and Skilled

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.


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. 


For teachers rated accomplished

How frequently a district evaluates teachers who received accomplished ratings in the previous year depends upon several factors. The district may decide to evaluate all teachers annually. Or, the district may elect to evaluate these teachers once every three years per the prior Ohio Revised Code 3319.111. This means that a teacher rated accomplished at the end of a school year will not be formally evaluated again until another two full school years have passed. Please note that certain requirements apply if the district is not conducting formal annual evaluations of these teachers. 

District-selected evaluation schedule Requirements
1) Every three years
  • Professional growth or improvement plan;
  • One observation;
  • One conference;
  • Use the student growth measures process to determine a rating for student growth measures and maintain a rating of average or higher to continue the less frequent evaluation cycle.
2) Annual evaluation

 

  • Professional growth or improvement plan;
  • Two 30-minute formal observations;
  • Walkthroughs (informal observations);
  • Student growth measure rating and performance rating;
  • Final summative rating.

 

For teachers rated skilled

Teachers rated skilled for last year may be evaluated annually or districts may choose to evaluate them every two years under prior  Ohio Revised Code 3319.111. If a district elects to evaluate these teachers every two years, an observation, conference and a student growth measure score will be necessary during the year they are not fully evaluated. The evaluation schedule must be noted in eTPES in the fall of the school year.

District-selected evaluation schedule Requirements
1) Every two years
  • Professional growth or improvement plan;
  • One observation;
  • One conference;
  • Use the student growth measures process to determine a rating for student growth measures and maintain a rating of average or higher to continue the less frequent evaluation cycle.
2) Annual evaluation

 

  • Professional growth or improvement plan;
  • Two 30-minute formal observations;
  • Walkthroughs (informal observations);
  • Student growth measure rating and performance rating;
  • Final summative rating.

 

 

 

 

Last Modified: 12/23/2020 10:27:26 AM