Education Department's System of Tiered E-Plans and Supports

Welcome to YOUR NEW ED STEPS system! ED STEPS will enable districts to develop one comprehensive plan for student growth and leverage all its federal and other resources in creating programs based on available funding to better serve students and communities. This will make it easier for districts and schools to coordinate administrative planning with program planning and implementation.


For a quick look at ED STEPS, see our ED STEPS Brochure


ED STEPS Planning Cycle

As part of the Ohio Department of Education’s ED STEPS process, organizations within Ohio are assigned to one of three cohorts. Each cohort is associated with a starting year. Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 have starting fiscal years of 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively. In each year, the organizations that are part of that cohort will begin three-year planning. This will include identifying needs in a three-year format and writing three-year plans.  For more information please check out our pages below. 

One Needs Assessment Homepage

One Plan Homepage


More details can be found on the ED STEPS Training Page


Open office hours will start on Thursday, February 2, 2023 and be every Thursday until May 30, 2023.  Please click this link to join: Open Office Hours

Cohort 1 Webinar

  • Click HERE to view the January 2024 Cohort 1 Webinar

Cohort 2/3 Webinar

  • Click HERE to view the April 2024 Cohort 2/3 Webinar
  • Click HERE to view the PowerPoint presentation


To learn more about the ED STEPS project, see:

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