Ohio's new system for evaluating teachers will provide educators with a richer and more detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. The new system relies on two key evaluation components, each weighted at 50 percent: a rating of teacher performance (based on classroom observations and other factors), and a rating of student academic growth.
Understanding the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
Module 1 - Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Framework: Describes components of the teacher evaluation framework adopted by the State Board of Education in 2011.
Module 2 - Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Model: Supports implementation of the teacher evaluation system by explaining the elements of OTES that support teacher professional development.
OTES Model (July 2012)
OTES Resources (November 2012) (Individual sections of the OTES Resource packet can be downloaded below.)
From March 2013 Connect the Dots Conference
Model Board Policy (UPDATED 05/09/2013)
The ODE model board policy reflects recent changes contained in HB 153 and SB 316 and complies with Ohio Revised Code. Local boards are not required to adopt the ODE model policy – boards can use it as a guide, adopt portions or use the entire document.
OTES Model Graphic
The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) model is crafted to guide districts in the design and implementation of a high quality teacher evaluation system based on state and federal criteria. It defines effective teaching and supports teachers’ professional growth and development.
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(updated Jan. 2013)
The Ohio Department of Education provides a wealth of resources of this topic. Additional Resources listed are not intended to replace the resources provided by ODE, but only to supplement the provided resources.
2011-2012 OTES Pilot Reports
For information about Student Growth Measures:
614-644-7446 or 614-995-4121
For questions about the the *ODE-approved list of assessments:
(*For questions about the actual assessments, please contact the respective vendors directly.)
For questions about eTPES:
Tech Support- (615) 467-6387
For questions or additional information about the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System:
For additional information about the Ohio Principal Evaluation System:
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