Tools for Teachers

Tools for Teachers

Training opens May 15 for teacher and principal evaluators to “re-calibrate” their credentials


If you are an administrator or teacher who became a credentialed evaluator during the past two years for either the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation System, you will be able to renew your designation beginning May 15 by successfully completing training and a test. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, which administered the original credentialing for the Ohio Department of Education, also developed the required re-calibration training and tests for each designation. Teacher evaluators are required to take three hours of online training; principal evaluators must take two hours of online training; and all evaluators will need to pass the appropriate test.

If you are registered as an evaluator in the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES), you will not be able to enter data in this system past your credential expiration date unless you have successfully completed the re-calibration process (which is required every two years). Any participants who have four failed attempts at re-calibration will be subject to additional online training requirements.

To ensure that you will have online access to the training and test, and will receive electronic communications from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, take steps now to verify that you can login to the institute’s website. See the department’s website for details on logging in and finding your credential expiration date. Those who are interested in the initial training to become a credentialed evaluator also will find information on the department’s website.