Support Schools Tool

The Department has designed the Support Schools Tool to help districts and schools track the implementation of their One Plans. The Support Schools Tool contains questions that help district and building leadership teams reflect on and adjust the implementation of their One Plan.

All districts and schools can access the tool. ED STEPS Cohort 2 districts that support a school designated as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI, formerly Priority), as well as schools that were previously identified as Focus or Warning, and are now Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI), must complete the Support Schools Tool survey for the current fiscal year (FY24). The tool will open for use in January 2024. School district team members can access the survey through the ED STEPS Dashboard or the Monitoring Application in the OH|ID portal.

The Department will host a live webinar on January 25, 2024, starting at 10 a.m, and open office hours February 13, 2024, from noon-1 p.m. for Support Schools Tool users.

Contact the Office for Improvement and Innovation Regional Support Staff or your State Support Team for additional assistance or information.

Purpose of the Support Schools Tool

The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s Support Schools Tool helps districts and schools track the effectiveness of the implementation of evidenced-based strategies identified in their school improvement plans. The Tool supports district and school leadership teams as they reflect on the efficacy of their educational practices. District leadership teams, with the assistance of State Support Teams, also use this tool to identify areas of improvement and inform targeted coaching efforts for individual schools.


Support Schools Tools Cohort 1 District and Schools
Support Schools Tools Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Fiscal Year 2023 Support Schools Tools Webinar Recording, January 19, 2023
Fiscal Year 2023 Webinar Slides


Support Schools Tool Technical Manual FY 23

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