Student Growth Measures

Effective, high quality and consistent.  These are the values about evaluation that are important to Ohio’s educators.

ODE is dedicated to providing the foundation and framework to ensure these values are present when the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) is implemented in the 2013-2014 school year. The goal is to provide teachers with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, focusing primarily on their specific strengths and opportunities for improvement.

OTES relies on two key evaluation components, each weighted equally at 50 percent: a rating of teacher performance (based on classroom observations and other factors) and a rating of student academic growth.

Student Academic Growth is the change in student achievement for an individual student between two or more points in time. In Ohio’s local school districts, the student growth component will be comprised of a combination of the following measures – Value-Added scores, vendor-created assessments and local district-determined student growth measures. If there are no value-added scores or vendor assessments available, then the local district will develop measures for student growth.

See the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System here.

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