Vol. 4: Ohio Department of Education Meetings on ESSA
Ohio Department of Education Meetings on ESSA
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently held town hall meetings around the state to get feedback on Ohio's implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Educators from Cleveland schools attended several of these town hall meetings to provide our feedback. ODE sent out guiding questions that included a variety of policy issues. Below is a summary of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's (CMSD) positions on these topics that were shared at town hall meetings.
ODE Question 1: How do you feel about Ohio's current academic standards?
CMSD supports using the current educational standards, which are rigorous and prepare all students for career or college.
CMSD supports using one state assessment for all school districts to ensure transparency and equity. The test must be the same throughout the state in order to ensure comparable measures that are valid.
ODE Question 3: What is the best way to measure educator effectiveness?
ODE Question 4: What is the best way to help schools improve and provide student support?