Value-Added Roster Verification
Many Ohio teachers receive a Value-Added report each fall that provides important data from the previous school year that schools use in educator evaluations and in instructional decision making. Superintendents, principals and teachers get ready in the spring for the next school year’s Value-Added reports through the important process known as roster verification.
The Ohio Department of Education encourages districts to get involved in roster verification, because their participation helps produce reliable information. Teachers can review and refine their class rosters to ensure that their classroom time is linked to the correct students, for the correct subjects and the proper amount of time. Through this online process, the verification or linkage system improves accuracy even in complex situations, such as when multiple teachers must claim instructional time for an individual student.
For districts that choose to not participate in roster verification, data from the department’s Educational Management Information System serves as the sole source for teachers’ classroom rosters.
District Leaders – Steps to Get Ready for 2014 Roster Verification
Superintendents – please sign and submit the commitment to participate form.
Mark district calendars for important dates
Enlist administrators in leadership roles
Principals are instrumental – They will serve as the key lead for their buildings and assist teachers in accurately depicting their instructional time and relationships.
Designate a lead district administrator – This person should be given access to all teachers’ rosters within the district and be able to help superintendents monitor districtwide completion.
Encourage training among building leaders and teachers
Teachers as well as new and returning principals can select an application training session tailored to their needs. Select a date from the complete schedule and register in STARS by accessing your SAFE account.
Share resources and support
Consider asking new staff and anyone who could use a refresher on roster verification to access these resources:
Watch your inbox for updates.
Reminders and other details will appear in the EdConnection newsletter, as well as in electronic messages to superintendents, principals and teachers.
Direct any questions to:
Jackie Seward at (614) 387-7570
Last Modified: 3/6/2014 1:36:26 PM