StateImpact Ohio, a reporting project of NPR member stations, covered the latest OERC report in their article: "Evaluations Rate Most Ohio Teachers as Good." The article discussed the findings of OERC's Student Growth Measures report, which concluded that 90% of Ohio's teachers ranked as either “skilled” or “accomplished” on the new OTES/OPES systems. Read the Article Here.
WOUB's Tom Hodson recently interviewed OERC researcher, Dr. Marsha Lewis, on her new report: Ohio's Student Growth Measures: A Study of Policy and Practice. Listen to the Interview Here.
The OERC recently received a funding award from Columbus State Community College to provide evaluation and reporting services to the Columbus Compact districts. The Central Ohio Compact is working with 28 school districts to determine the higher education and employment outcomes of high school. The OERC will analyze student outcomes for cohorts of students graduating from covered schools between 2012-2013 and 2016-2017. The OERC will then design and produce a dashboard that summarizes each outcome on key measures of higher education success and employment. For each cohort the OERC will be focusing on key outcomes in the following domains: high school participation, college participation, college completion, and employment.
The Ohio STEM School Impact Study analyzes data from four Ohio STEM Learning Network "platform" schools to determine the effectiveness of the programs at improving student academic achievement.Read the report.
Slides from the Winter Workforce Conference are now available on Slideshare. Presentation topics include: preparing teachers for success, higher education workforce outcomes, bridging the mathematics gap, and reading proficiency amongst other topics. View the presentations.