Credit Flexibility Guidance Documents

These documents are designed to provide school and district leaders guidance on how to implement their credit flexibility policy in ways that better ensure compliance and safeguard critical operations (e.g., state and federal accountability and school funding).  Policymakers intended credit flexibility to be implemented and customized to local circumstances. As a result, state-level assistance is limited. ODE cannot anticipate every question or circumstance a district might face. Local customization allows for a variety of approaches to implementation. Guidance reflects our best thinking to date, and answers may change as this process is iterative. Where feasible and appropriate, ODE is working in partnership with local administrators to consider ways of improving system design and operations.

General Information

Highly Qualified Teachers

Funding Information

Assessment/Gifted Information

Physical Education/Athletic Eligibility Information

Career-Technical Information

Students with Disabilities

Over time, additional guidance topics may be identified and developed. Based on experiences during the 2010-11 school year, revisions to these documents also may be required.

Implementation Guidance

World Languages

Career/Technical Education

Ohio High School Athletics Association (OHSAA)

Last Modified: 1/27/2021 3:31:45 PM

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