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TLE November Newsletter | Updated Interpretation: Evaluating Highly Effective or Superior Teachers

Over the past few weeks, State Department of Education leaders have engaged in numerous conversations with state legislators over the interpretation of Senate Bill 207. The bill provides that teachers who received Highly Effective or Superior ratings may be evaluated once every two years. Read the full newsletter

 

 

Presidential Award for Excellence Announcement

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching logoOutstanding science and mathematics teachers are in every school system throughout our State. Help us identify and recognize these hard-working educators by nominating them for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Winning Attitude

I first visited Tushka Schools in April 2011, after a tornado destroyed the district’s main school building. It was a heartbreaking scene – much of the building was in ruin, many students and teachers were displaced form their homes, and district staff worried about how they would finish the school year.

I visited the Atoka County district again about a year ago, and I made my third trip last week. I can hardly express how thrilled I am with the fortitude of the students, teachers and administrators in Tushka.

Regional Trainings for Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act

In order to assist districts in complying with the Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act (HB 1661), regional meetings for administrators and school employees will be provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in collaboration with the Oklahoma PTA. Regional meetings are scheduled to begin in January, 2014, and will take place in regions located throughout the state. 

TLE December Newsletter | Upcoming Roster Verification Webinars

In order to successfully collect data for the 35 percent quantitative portion of TLE, teachers will utilize a process called Roster Verification to properly link themselves to the students they teach.  Read the full newsletter

 

Spring 2014 Wave Trainings Scheduled

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Student Information Office is conducting Regional In-Person training opportunities in January and February.  The focus of the Spring Training will be the upcoming Spring 2014 Data Certification Projects and best practices for the successful completion of these projects. As with the Spring 2013 projects, the Spring 2014 Data Certification Projects involve certifying student-level data in the Wave that SDE will use to populate the following reports:

OKTOY Blog: And So We Begin...

Dec. 19, 2013

I am excited to begin the 2014 OKTOY Blog, and I agree with many friends that this is long overdue!

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