I wanted to give you the latest update on the assessment situation for the 2019-2020 school year. You are welcome to do an assessment regardless and I will be happy and willing to do so for you.
FROM CHEO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON, MELANIE ELSEY:
CHEO has been promising an update on the question of assessment waivers by mid-May. This is what we know at this point in time.
The Ohio Department of Education has posted that standardized assessments and 3rd option assessments (superintendent/parent agreed upon assessments) are waived from required inclusion in next year’s re-notification. The ODE has also postponed the deadline for submitting a portfolio review/written narrative assessment until December so it wouldn’t need to be included with the re-notification at the beginning of the school year.
However, the complete waiver of all assessments is still in process. This week, the State Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to direct the State Superintendent to secure a legislative fix for the incomplete waiver recently passed in HB197. CHEO has been communicating with key legislators and staff for the past seven weeks to secure the complete waiver and we believe it will be granted.
We greatly appreciate your patience and will let you know as soon as this process is finalized. Also, we are truly thankful for your continued support of CHEO and your prayers!