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OTES: Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, OTES, will be fully implemented in 2019-2020. As required by legislation this evaluation will be based on 50% teacher performance and 50% student growth measures.

Teacher performance includes the following components: growth and/or improvement plan, at least two observation cycles, and at least two documented walkthroughs. The evidence collected by the evaluator is aligned to the seven Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Student growth measures include one or more measure (in accordance with the district plan) to demonstrate the academic growth of a teacher's students.

Below are documents to support the teachers and evaluators in the evaluation process.


Teacher Performance Components 


Student Growth Measures Components 

Category A - State Value Added, Teacher Level Reports

Category B - Vendor Assessment, from ODE Approved List

Category C - Local Measures

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)


Final Summative Rating of Teacher Effectiveness 

For use upon completion of evaluation process including all components. This must be provided to teacher no later than May 10th of each year.


General Items 

Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession - basis for OTES

Evaluation Timeline - year long evaluation process timelines explained by month

WL-S Teacher Evaluation Framework Handbook - includes many of the items listed above with extended narrative