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1/27/2015

Math performance-based practice tests now available

Here are practice tests for performance-based math tests in grades 3-8, Algebra I and Geometry. The practice tests will help teachers and students understand the new state tests students will take in February and March. The performance-based test is part one of the new state math test and covers knowledge and skills taught by the 75 percent point in the school year.

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1/27/2015

Workshop helps teachers prepare students for performance-based tests

Attend a five-day performance task writing workshop to find out how to create lessons that promote deep learning while also preparing your students for the performance-based portion of Ohio’s new state tests. You will leave with classroom instruction you can use this school year. Two five-day workshops remain available in the schedule inside.

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1/27/2015

INFOhio’s K-12 Blizzard Bags available now

Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12. Each of the four bags focus on a specific grade band and theme, including: grades K-3, snow; grades 4-5, snow; grades 6-8, financial literacy; grades 9-12, social media and research readiness for college and careers.

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1/27/2015

Recommendations open for Ohio's Talent Pool

Recommendations are being accepted for Ohio’s Talent Pool. The state of Ohio maintains a file of classroom leaders consisting of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for special recognition programs. For further information, please visit Ohio Talent Pool.

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1/27/2015

$10 million available through Ohio’s new school mentorship program

Community Connectors provides $10 million in 3-to-1 matching grants that will help give more Ohio students access to role models who can help motivate and inspire them, as well as help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace. For details on applying for a grant, see a recorded webcast here. The Ohio Department of Education is accepting applications now through Feb. 20.

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1/27/2015

Web page on testing features new organization

Here is the department’s newly reorganized Testing Web page on Ohio’s State Tests. You also can access this page from the homepage.

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11/21/2014

Learn more about how to use and develop varied assessment types

Educators can now access four sets of online resources within the Battelle for Kids Ohio portal related to “assessment literacy,” or the ability to select and design high-quality assessments. The professional development materials are appropriate for all educators but are especially helpful for those developing measures of student growth through student learning objectives. 

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