Value-Added and High-Quality Student Data

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. Evaluators of teachers who have value-added measures must use them as one source of high-quality student data in the teacher's evaluation.

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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