OTES 2.0 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. 


How frequently a district evaluates teachers who received accomplished and/or skilled 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 on the less-frequent cycle per Ohio Revised Code 3319.111. 

For teachers rated accomplished

Teachers rated accomplished may be evaluated annually or districts may choose to evaluate them every three years. Please note in the table below that certain requirements apply if the district is not conducting formal annual evaluations of these teachers. The evaluation schedule must be noted in OES in the fall of the school year.
 
District-selected evaluation schedule Requirements
1) Every three years (less-frequent cycle)
  • Self-directed Professional Growth Plan;
  • One observation;
  • One conference with discussion of progress on Professional Growth Plan;
  • Evaluator determines the teacher is making progress on the Professional Growth Plan to continue the less-frequent evaluation cycle.
2) Annual evaluation
  • Professional Growth or Improvement Plan;
  • One Formal Holistic Observation of at least 30 minutes followed by a conference;
  • Classroom Walkthroughs (at least two);
  • Formal Focused Observation of at least 30 minutes- Emphasis on Focus Area(s);
  • Final Summative Conference.

 

For teachers rated skilled

Teachers rated skilled for last year may be evaluated annually or districts may choose to evaluate them every two years. Please note in the table below that certain requirements apply if the district is not conducting formal annual evaluations of these teachers. The evaluation schedule must be noted in OES in the fall of the school year.

District-selected evaluation schedule Requirements
1) Every two years (less-frequent cycle)
  • Jointly developed Professional Growth or Plan;
  • One observation;
  • One conference with discussion of progress on Professional Growth Plan;
  • Evaluator determines the teacher is making progress on the Professional Growth Plan to continue the less-frequent evaluation cycle.
2) Annual evaluation
  • Professional Growth or Improvement plan;
  • One Formal Holistic Observation of at least 30 minutes followed by a conference;
  • Classroom Walkthroughs (at least two);
  • Formal Focused Observation of at least 30 minutes- Emphasis on Focus Area(s);
  • Final Summative Conference.

 

 

 

Last Modified: 12/28/2020 10:27:59 AM