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2015 Assistive Technology Vendor Fair

April 21, 2015
Sawmill Creek, Huron, Ohio

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State Support Team 6

As an agency extension of the Ohio Department of Education, Region 6 provides services and assistance to school districts and community schools, educational service centers, early childhood centers, and families in the areas of special education, Ohio Improvement Process, early childhood education, and literacy.

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The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, announces the release of Memorandum 2014-1 Documentation of English Language Arts Assessment Accommodations on IEP and 504 Plans. This memorandum references the recently released FAQ on read aloud accommodations for state assessments and the new IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool. The IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool is not a required form.  However the tool contains required guidelines and will assist teams in making data-based decisions about the use of read aloud accommodations for statewide testing by students with disabilities.

Memorandum 2014-1 Documentation of Assessment Accommodations on IEP and 504 Plans

Read Aloud Accommodations FAQ

IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool

Get key information to help your district in 2015. Plan now to attend one of five one-day meetings

  • January 20, Columbus;
  • January 22, Bowling Green;
  • January 26, Cincinnati;
  • January 28, Cambridge; and
  • February 2, Independence.

Registration is available in STARS, keyword Regional Meetings.

The agenda includes:

  • New state tests in English language arts, math, science and social studies - protocols and procedures for test administration, information related to performance-based and end-of-year tests and important dates;
  • New graduation options - multiple pathways and opportunities for students to earn a diploma, connections to Ohio’s New State Tests and supports for school counselors in helping students navigate these opportunities; and
  • Value-Added model using Ohio’s New State Tests in science, social studies and the high school level.

The department has prepared model career advising policies and student success plans. They are available at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/Career-Connections/Career-Advising-Policy-and-Student-Success-Plan. Information sessions will begin later this month to discuss the new requirements; check the website for session dates and times as well as recorded sessions. A Frequently Asked Questions section will be created as questions and comments are received. Send questions to Carolyn George at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

State law requires the department to publish model career advising policies and student success plans by December 1, 2014. Districts can use these model policies and plans to inform local implementation for meeting the new requirements in the 2015-2016 school year.

The Assistive Technology Vendor Fair is coming this Spring. This year the AT Vendor Fair will be hosted in four different parts of the state. See the attachment for dates and locations. Please register on STARS.

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State Support Team Region 6
1045 Dearbaugh, Suite #1
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

Phone: 419.738.9224
Toll Free: 800.686.2945 (Ohio only)
Fax: 419.738.9199

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