Replacement assessments for Praxis II series begin in September

Registration is now open for those who wish to take one or more of the Ohio Assessments for Educators beginning in September 2013. These new assessments will replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages. The new tests assess candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licenses, … Continue reading

Collaborating with student teachers can boost student achievement

As your district makes plans to increase student achievement this year, consider working with a local, high-quality teacher preparation program and using co-teaching strategies in classrooms. Co-teaching is a model for pairing educators, including experienced and student teachers, that can improve student performance. A new brochure, posted under the heading Additional Resources here, explains how co-teaching works, … Continue reading

TELL Ohio survey results released

More than 93 percent of the nearly 21,000 Ohio educators from across the state who responded to the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Ohio survey this spring believe that their schools provide sufficient communication and support to parents and their communities. In addition, 83 percent believe that students at their schools understand behavior expectations … Continue reading