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8/21/2015

Read five quick tips for understanding what’s new in teacher evaluation

The state budget bill (Ohio House Bill 64) that the Ohio General Assembly passed this summer includes several revisions to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System that are effective in September. Here is a quick guide to understanding the changes and the decisions that your district will be making about new options that are now available.

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8/21/2015

Top things you want to know about Ohio’s state tests for 2015-2016

The General Assembly directed the Ohio Department of Education to transition to new state tests for the 2015-2016 school year in mathematics and English language arts. Ohio will no longer administer PARCC tests. Here are important quick facts to note about the transition to new state tests:

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8/21/2015

Here’s more news of interest about state tests

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8/21/2015

Teachers may find toolkit useful in communicating with parents

The toolkit contains newsletter features and other resources you can use to inform parents about topics of keen interest, such as school safety, connecting school and careers, graduation requirements and new state tests.

 

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7/2/2015

Interested in picking good professional development? New standards will help you evaluate options

As you are making choices that support your individual professional development plan, you will find the newly updated Ohio Standards for Professional Development and related resources helpful in identifying areas in which you may wish to grow and learn. You also can use the standards and accompanying resources to help evaluate or plan professional development opportunities. 

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7/2/2015

FIP online modules remain free and accessible

Online learning modules about formative instructional practices that many schools have been using as professional development over the past four years will remain available and free to all Ohio educators. 

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7/2/2015

New FAQs help those applying for educator licenses

If your educator license needs renewing this year — or you are planning to apply for a new credential — please review the new FAQs posted here. You will find helpful tips on how to ensure you have a SAFE account, as well as prepare for and complete the online licensure process. Also, you will learn how to find out about the status of your application.

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