Ohio Department of Education Topic News

Final summative rating is now open in eTPES


As the final summative rating section of eTPES opens, those who are conducting evaluations should be aware of three things: 

  • If you are fully evaluating a teacher in what would otherwise be an off year, you must reset the evaluation interval so that eTPES will have the correct cycle for the teacher’s evaluation next year. See related directions here.
  • If the “Final Summative Rating of Teacher Effectiveness” says that the final summative rating is carried forward from the year before and you cannot enter a cumulative performance rating, this signifies an off year and not a full evaluation.
  • If an evaluation of any educator is NOT being completed, the evaluator must enter an explanation.
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