The Ohio's State Tests practice tests now include the new test timer features. The Student Practice Site displays a test clock on the top right of the toolbar to show the elapsed time the student has been testing. The TA Practice Site displays a time column in the Students in Your Test Session table to show the approximate time that the student has been testing. The timer features will be available for operational tests statring with the Spring 2018 Ohio's State Tests administration. The timer features are not available for OELPA tests.
Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The 2018 application for Ohio PBIS Recognition is now available here. All applications are due no later than June 15, 2018.
Posted Friday, February 16, 2018
In December 2017, the Accessible Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT & AEM) Center at OCALI sent out, through secure email, the 2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students’ packet on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. The Federal Quota Registration generates supplemental funds for each student registered that are used by the AT & AEM Center to purchase accessible educational materials (audio, braille, digital, and large print textbooks and educational aids) for eligible students at the district’s request from the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Each student MUST have a current eye report (2015 or later) and a signed parent permission on file at the students’ district of attendance. The registration form included in the email is due back to the AT & AEM Center’s office by Friday, January 26, 2018. Thank you for your assistance with the 2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students!For more detailed information on Federal Quota, please visit https://ataem.org/obtaining-aem/federal-quota.
For more detailed information on Federal Quota, please visit https://ataem.org/obtaining-aem/federal-quota.
Posted Friday, January 5, 2018
Those interested in applying for a Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) subgrant are required to submit an Intent to Apply by January 10, 2018 and must meet the eligibility requirements. If you meet eligibility criteria and are considering applying for a subgrant, complete the Intent to Apply by January 10, 2018. Technical assistance documents related to the application are available on the Striving Readers webpage.
Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children has revised the ETR and IEP forms. The new forms now have tool tips throughout, providing guidance in completing the forms. The new forms are required to be used beginning in Autumn of 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. To access the new forms, please click here. Universal support materials are also available for basic IDEA guidance. The support materials are available here.
Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Ohio Department of Education will be sending districts a survey link in the next few weeks that will used to make a required report of your district’s restraint and seclusion data for the 2016-2017 school year. Part of this update will require restraint and seclusion reporting at the building level of your district or community school. Your district must comply with the restraint and seclusion reporting requirements in rule 3301-35-15(J) of the Ohio Administrative Code and the State Board of Education policy on the following:Submission of an annual report of incidents of students restrained and secluded; andAdoption of policies and procedures for positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS), restraint and seclusion.
Posted Monday, December 4, 2017