On December 6, all Ohio school districts will receive a secure email containing the 2019 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students Packet. The Department requests districts register every enrolled, legally blind student. Registration should include all eligible preschool, homebound, home-schooled and adult students. Click here for more information.
Posted Monday, November 19, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between November 5 and December 10, 2018.
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On September 18, 2018, the State Board of Education adopted the revised grade-level Ohio's Learning Standards-Extended for students who are assessed using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). Ohio's Learning Standards-Extended are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the expectations in Ohio's Learning Standards. The extensions build a bridge that provides grade-level access for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to the content of Ohio's Learning Standards. Ohio's Learning Standards-Extended can be found on the Department's website.
Posted Monday, October 1, 2018
OCALI is offering a training series to help evaluation teams identify and serve students with autism spectrum disroder. Information is available here: https://www.ocali.org/project/ed_id_series
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Twenty-Six schools from Lake and Geauga Counties have been awarded Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals for their successful implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in 2018. Recipient award winners demonstrated extraordinary leadership of implementation efforts, creative problem solving and innovative strategies. The list of schools and awards can be found here.
Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Interpretive guides designed to help families understand the content of Ohio's State Test score reports and what the results mean for their student(s) have been released. Click here for guide list.
Posted Monday, August 20, 2018