OTES 2.0 Evaluation Requirements for Teachers Rated Accomplished and Skilled

The COVID-19 ordered school-building closure affects educator evaluation systems. Specifically, this impacts decisions around completion of 2019-2020 educator evaluations and implementation of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) 2.0. Please access additional information here.

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: 8/14/2020 11:02:21 AM