Montana interactive Smarter Balanced items


OTES policy assistance

Mr. Tim Hilborn, RttT Specialist for Central Ohio operating out of the Mid-Ohio ESC, has created an excellent presentation to assist LEAs in creating high quality policy concerning OTES.  Please view at:

Connecting the Dots PPT for 3.22.2013 IIimages

Also, the same Mr. Tim Hilborn created the following cross-walk document concerning model policy language concerning OTES from NEOLA, OSBA and ODE.  Very good resource.  They are draft documents!

NEOLA , OSBA & ODE Model Comparison

New PARCC Assessment Powerpoints

imagesThe following are helpful Powerpoints explaining some key shifts/features of the PARCC assessments being utilized in 2014-2015 school year.

ELA:  PARCC_Shifts and Sample Items Overview_ELA Literacy_2012 08 15 2012 1259PM-1-1

Math:  PPT_Messaging for PARCC Math Sample Items_FINAL_revised_081212

Upcoming RttT / ODE meetings

Here is the schedule for the upcoming RttT Regional meetings

Region Mtg schedule 2013-1images

The following is information for the upcoming Spring State Symposium:

Connecting the Dots (Spring Education Symposium)

When: March 22, 2013
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Topics include presentation of Ohio’s instructional improvement system (IIS), Student Learning Objectives, Formative Instructional Practices, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and more.


imagesThinkgate has been awarded the contract to develop the IIS (Instructional Improvement System) for Ohio and Massachusetts.

Three webinars have been scheduled.  The dates for the webinars are on this link and the first date has passed, so the recorded webinar has been posted on this link.