Student Growth Measures: The Ohio Department of Education reports that updated answers to questions about student growth measures are posted on the ODE website. The new information includes a description of the changes House Bill 555 made to how valued-added data might be used in the student growth measures portion of Ohio's teacher evaluation system.

The new teacher evaluation system allows for multiple means of determining student growth. Local administrators and teachers are creating student learning objectives to measure student progress for subjects in which value-added data and approved vendor assessments are not an option - such as in the arts.

The ODE website about Student Growth Measures and Student Learning Objectives is available.

A student learning objective is a measurable, long-term academic growth target that a teacher sets at the beginning of the year for all students or for subgroups of students. Student learning objectives demonstrate a teacher’s impact on student learning.