Value-Added Student Growth Measure

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.


Value-added analysis helps educators measure the impact schools and teachers have on students’ academic progress rates from year to year. Ohio selected a value-added measure that provides educators with information on how they can use data to focus instruction. 

Using Value-Added in 2015-2016 and Beyond

Original evaluation framework – If value-added data is available for teachers from state tests, districts using this framework may use the value-added rating in the student growth measures calculation at 10-50 percent, depending upon how much of the individual’s teaching assignment is dedicated to value-added courses. See the original evaluation framework here

Alternative framework – When value-added data is available for teachers, districts using this framework will select from 10-35 percent, depending upon how much of the individual’s teaching assignment is dedicated to value-added courses. See details here

Value-Added Access and Information

About Ohio’s Value-Added Model

Value-added measures differ from state to state. Ohio selected its value-added model after thousands of the state’s educators used this analytical approach to see how students were progressing and which teaching methods were having the greatest impact. 

Because many teachers began using value-added information years before it was incorporated into the teacher evaluation system, Ohio laid a firm foundation for using this information to support professional learning and student achievement. 

Additional Information

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Last Modified: 12/23/2020 10:28:02 AM