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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

http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Parents/Parents-News/Notice-to-Parents-from-Federal-Court-about-the-Rel/274-2_notice.pdf.aspx

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

 

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

 

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

 

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

 

Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.

The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Information about Highly Qualified Teacher guidelines for intervention specialists of students eligible for the alternate assessment in grades 7-12 has been recently posted to the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/School-Improvement/No-Child-Left-Behind/Highly-Qualified-Teacher-HQT-Toolkit-2013-2014/HQT-Requirements-for-Grades-7-12-Intervention-Spec . This page includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.

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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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