We’re Changing How Teachers Are Evaluated

We have great teachers in Worthington.  I trust them with my three daughters everyday and believe that they are the best teachers in the State of Ohio.  However lots is changing in how they will be evaluated.

As a result of Ohio House Bill 153, Ohio’s budget, the legislature has mandated new standards for teacher evaluations. These new mandates apply to both Race to the Top districts and districts that did not receive Race to the Top funds. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) was given the task of developing the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES pronounced [ō-tĕs]). Ohio Senate Bill 316, the Mid-Budget Review made some changes to these requirements, so the requirements have continued to change. Despite these changes, there is a framework that has emerged as the basic structure for the system. Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions about OTES from ODE: FAQs

In addition the Ohio Department of Education has released some video’s on the new evaluation system.  They provide an excellent baseline understanding for this new process.

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