Support Schools Tool: Frequently Asked Questions

Support Schools Tool: Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions


General Questions

    1. What is the Support Schools Tool?
    The Ohio Department of Education’s Support Schools Tool helps traditional districts and schools track how effectively they are implementing evidenced-based strategies included in their improvement plans. The Support Schools Tool also helps districts and schools identify supports  available from their regional state support teams and the Ohio Department of Education.

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    2. Was my school, district, or community school selected to complete the Support Schools Tool in FY22?
    If your district, school, or community school was selected to complete the Support Schools Tool in FY22, you will receive a notification from the Department. All other organizations can complete the Tool on an optional basis. 

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    3. Who should complete the Support Schools Tool?

    For the 2021 – 2022 academic year, the tool is optional for all districts and schools in the State of Ohio. However, 158 organizations will be required to complete the Support Schools Tool survey in FY22. Participation is mandatory for this cohort of organizations. You will be notified if your LEA has been selected.

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    4. When do districts and schools submit their Support Schools Tool survey?
    Districts and schools can use the tool throughout the academic year to track their improvement plan implementation. However, 158 organizations will be required to complete the Support Schools Tool survey in FY22. Participation is mandatory for this cohort of organizations and surveys should be submitted by February 25, 2022.

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    5. How do districts and schools access the support tool?
    A user needs an OH|ID portal account with a “Support Tool” role assignment. For directions on how to gain access, click go the Support Schools User Guide and see page 4.

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    6. How many questions for Priority and Focus schools are included in the Support Schools Tool?

    The number and sequence of questions are based on several criteria. They can differ for individual districts and schools.

     

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    7. Which years should the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child grantees reference when responding to the Support Schools Tool survey in FY22?
    Competitive Cohort 1 Grant Closeout Survey: Grantees will provide responses based on the life of the grant since FY18 through the final year.
     
    Competitive Cohort 2 Survey: FY21

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    8. Which years should the School Quality Improvement grantees reference when responding to the Support Schools Tool survey in FY22?
    The 2020 - 2021 academic year (FY21).

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    9. What are the parameters for uploading documents in the Questions Tab?
    You may upload documents in answer to a question if:
    a. The file size does not exceed 10 Mb; or
    b. If you use the drop and drag feature, the file size of one or a combination of files does not exceed 10 Mb.

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Last Modified: 11/5/2021 2:32:04 PM