Value-Added Roster Verification

Per SB 216, the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System will change beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Districts and schools, other than the limited number of districts participating in the voluntary pilot program, will continue to use the current OTES system for 2019-2020.

There will be no changes for the 2019-2020 evaluations.

Teachers can review and refine their class rosters during roster verification to ensure that their classroom time is linked to the correct students, for the correct subjects and the proper amount of time. The system allows for complex situations, such as when multiple teachers must claim instructional time for an individual student. 

2020 Guidelines for Roster Verification

2020 FAQs for Roster Verification

District Leaders – Steps to Get Ready for 2019 Roster Verification


Due to Ohio's ordered school-building closure, roster verification will not open as scheduled at the end of the month.  Additional information regarding the 2020 roster verification timeline will be shared when available. 


Mark district calendars for important dates

Due to Ohio's order school-building closure TBD

Learn who will link this year

Teachers who should participate in roster verification are those who teach students who are taking the following state tests during the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Elementary and Middle School Tests: Grades 4-8 – English Language Arts and Mathematics; Grade 5 and 8 Science.
  • End-of-Course Tests for High School Credit: Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Mathematics I and II, English Language Arts II, American History, American Government and Biology

administrators - please take leadership roles

  • Superintendents – Leadership of traditional districts; joint vocational, career-technical and community schools; as well as educational service centers are to confirm their participation online. They will each receive an email message with a link to an authorization form.
  • Principals – Principals will serve as the key lead for their buildings and assist teachers in accurately depicting their instructional time and relationships.
  • Lead administrators – These staff members will need access to all teachers’ rosters within the district so they can help superintendents monitor districtwide completion.
  • Educational service centers – A service center administrator needs to oversee roster verification for service center classes composed of students from multiple districts. When classes are completely composed of students from one district, that district will handle roster verification.
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Last Modified: 3/18/2020 8:03:03 AM