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.
The Ohio Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems (eTPES) is an online educator evaluation system for statewide use by Ohio districts and schools.
Evaluators can collect and store growth and improvement plans, evidence and documented observations to determine educator performance based upon defined rubrics. The electronic system will follow the frameworks for educator evaluation as adopted by the State Board of Education, which include multiple measures of teacher and principal performance and student academic growth.
A variety of other vendors have mobile applications for educator evaluation for standard web browsers and mobile devices. These applications are at a cost to the LEA, and are not required by ODE as an addition to the eTPES system. LEAs are at liberty to download and purchase products from these vendors, but need to be aware that if an LEA chooses to use any of these other applications, eTPES is not designed for and will not support integration with other vendor created applications or products.
Last Modified: 12/28/2020 10:27:34 AM