Local Equitable Access Strategies

Possible strategies local education agencies may use in Local Equitable Access Planning

(list is not exhaustive but provides possible strategies)
Utilize qualified international teachers to teach foreign language courses. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards/Foreign-Language/Visiting-International-Teachers
Recruit dually licensed special educators.

Dual Licensure Models available at:

  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • Kent State University
  • Xavier University
  • Marietta College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Rio Grande
  • Shawnee State University
  • Youngstown State University
Align professional development opportunities for educators to the updated Ohio Professional Development Standards. Ohio Standards for Professional Development
Offer educator exit survey to understand exit patterns and reasons for attrition in order to improve retention within local education agency. 

Engage teachers in teacher leadership opportunities to increase the retention of excellent educators.

Example: Conduct a co-observation initiative to understand the potential opportunities for teacher leadership.
Offer beginning principal mentoring to increase effectiveness and retention of principals. 

Utilize state Principal/Administrator organizations including:

Engage in targeted professional development that is based upon findings from OTES and/or OPES.

Example: Assessment Literacy 

Contact ODE Field Specialists for Support
Review and utilize Educator Preparation Reports in Ohio that provide data on passing rates and the number and specialization of educators produced by each institution of higher education to make informed decisions regarding human capital management. 2015 Ohio Educator Performance Report
Encourage and examine opportunities to provide incentives for teachers to teach in high-needs fields/buildings.

Partner with institutions of higher education in order to offer professional development for teachers in high-needs schools. 

Reach out to local institutions of Higher Education
Support educators with field specialists who offer expertise in areas such as student growth measures, assessment literacy, Resident Educator program for beginning teachers and the Ohio Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems. Utilize ODE Field Specialists to provide support and assistance.
Make strategic staffing decisions using student and educator data to cultivate an environment with high-quality instruction and high expectations.

Utilize Equitable Access Analysis Tool and Educator Workforce Strength Index

Utilize expanded reports available in the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System to help understand patterns and trends in schools. Find reports within eTPES
Incorporate higher education partnerships for professional development and clinical field experience opportunities. Reach out to local institutions of Higher Education
Partner with regional centers, institutions of higher education, and other academic support entities in order to provide training on using evaluation data to inform professional learning.
Utilize and reach out to:

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