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.

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.

District Leaders – Steps to Get Ready for 2015 Roster Verification

Mark district calendars for important dates

Learn who will link this year

Value-added data available in the past for the student growth portion of educator evaluation has been in grades 4-8 English language arts and mathematics. As Ohio’s new state tests are unveiled during the next few years, more teachers will be involved with roster verification because data from more tests will be included in student growth measures. Test data from the 2014-2015 school year will include:

  • Elementary and Middle School Tests: Grades 4-8 – English Language Arts and Mathematics; Grade 5 and 8 – Science; Grade 6 – Social Studies.
  • High School Credit End-of-Course Tests: Algebra I, Integrated Mathematics I, English I and Physical Science

administrators - please take leadership roles; submit commitment forms

  • Superintendents and Sponsors – Leadership of traditional districts, community schools and educational service centers are to confirm their participation in roster verification by signing and submitting the form below:

Roster Verification Intent to Participate Form (MS-Word)

  • Principals – will serve as the key lead for their buildings and assist teachers in accurately depicting their instructional time and relationships.
  • Lead district administrators – need access to all teachers’ rosters within the district so they can help superintendents monitor districtwide completion.
  • Educational service centers – please have an administrator 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.

Encourage training among building leaders and teachers

Schedule of In-Person Training and Webinars - see inside for details

Registration is open now in STARS through your SAFE account. Options include: 

  • Regional in-person training for principals and administrators who are “novices” with roster verification in grades 5 and 8 science; grade 6 social studies; and end-of-course state tests for high school credit in Algebra I, Integrated Mathematics I, English I and Physical Science. Participants can sign up for two topics on each day (a value-added overview related to the new state tests as well as roster verification application training).
  • Webinars on roster verification application training for experienced and novice principals, school leaders, teachers, trainers and educational service center staff.

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Direct any questions to:

Jackie Seward at (614) 387-7570

Last Modified: 2/1/2016 6:01:53 PM