Dec 2010 Presentation PPT v2

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					Meeting the Needs of Districts through
    Web-based Monitoring Tools
Summit County (Ohio) Educational Service Center
        Linda Fuline, Superintendent

  William Holko, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  David Jones, Director of Business Operations, Special
  Projects and Technology
  Summit County ESC - Region 8
         Medina County ESC
         Portage County ESC

16 Regions Comprised of:
• 56 ESC’s
• 16 Fiscal Agents
• 16 State Support Teams
• Regional Advisory
• Specific Subject Area

Recent Mergers:
• Central Ohio ESC
• East Central Ohio ESC
             The Summit County ESC

About the Summit County ESC:

First located at 482 Grant Street in Akron, the Summit
County Board of Education relocated in August, 1992, to its
present location at 420 Washington Avenue in Cuyahoga
Falls. This move nearly tripled the amount of available floor
space and provided SCESC with the ability to arrange more
workshops and provide meeting space for districts.

SCESC staff are dedicated to providing leadership in the
areas of staff development, in-service, technological
developments, student development, curriculum and
instruction development, current educational processes,
legal developments, and fiscal developments.
    Member Districts and Educational Partners
                            (62,000 Students)
•    Barberton City
•    Copley-Fairlawn City
•    Coventry Local
•    Cuyahoga Falls City
•    Green Local
                                  Medina County Ed. Service Center
•    Hudson City
•    Manchester Local             Akron Public Schools
•    Mogadore Local
                                  The University of Akron
•    Nordonia Hills
•    Norton City                  Kent State University
•    Revere Local                 The Six District Compact
•    Springfield Local
•    Stow-Munroe Falls
•    Tallmadge City
•    Twinsburg City
•    Woodridge Local
•    Portage Lakes CC
Local Professional Development Committees

• Authorized by Ohio General Assembly in 1996
• Mandated for each school district and chartered
  non-public school by September 1998 (ORC)
• Purpose: Review proposed and completed
  educator coursework and other professional
  development activities related to license renewal
• Exception: Professional Pupil Services licenses…That
  credentialing goes through related licensure
• Based on LPDC review and approval, the Ohio
  Department of Education issues valid licenses.
• The license is valid throughout the state.
• Other agencies, such as Educational Service
  Centers, College and University Departments of
  Education, Head Start Programs, etc., may establish
• All LPDCs must have a minimum of five (5) members
  consisting of a majority of teachers (person working
  under a teacher’s license and employed under a
  teaching contract).
     Summit County ESC’s Online Form
       Management System for LPDC
• System was developed by our technology staff and
  implemented in 2005.
• Currently, 24 districts, through out the State of Ohio,
  have purchased and are using the product.
• Cost to districts: Initial set-up/implementation
  ($1,600.)…Annual service fee ($550.)
• Allows educators to complete, store and edit their
  LPDC forms online and submit them electronically.
• Committee can then access and review everything
  online, award credit and provide instant feedback.
• System eliminates tedious paperwork.
• User logs into site by using his/her email address
  and password of their choosing.
• Prior to each monthly meeting, the committee
  members can login and review all submissions.
• Meetings are conducted with a laptop and
  projector for committee to view all submissions.
• System incorporates, and is aligned with the Ohio
  Educator Standards.
• Encourages planning and reflection…
• In Go To My District select Test Site
• Username Password – test

        Ohio’s Credit Flexibility Plan

• Senate Bill 311 (Ohio Core legislation) enhanced
  high school graduation requirements.
• Credit Flexibility provision: By March 31, 2009, the
  State Board of Education was required to adopt a
  plan that enabled “students to earn units of high
  school credit based on a demonstration of subject
  area competency, instead of or in combination with
  completing hours of classroom instruction.”
• School districts, community schools and chartered
  non-public schools were expected to have plans in
  place for the 2010-2011 school year.
    Options for Students to earn Credits

• Complete coursework
• Demonstrate mastery through test-out provision; or
• Pursue “educational options”…
    Distance learning
    Educational travel
    Independent study
    Internship
    Music, arts
    After-school tutorials
    Community service
    Other engagement projects and sports
 Motivate and Increase Student Learning by…

• Greater accessibility to learning resources (“real
• Meeting student needs through customization
• Providing for multiple measures of learning with
  emphasis on student demonstration of
  knowledge…What they know and can
  do…Application of learning…Documenting of
  Summit County ESC’s Credit Flexibility Consortium
           and Online Management Tool

• Commenced 2010-2011
• Each district’s home page will contain
  administrative guidelines for Credit Flexibility
  implementation, as well as other integral
• Each district has the flexibility to tailor its own
  procedures related to such items as student
  information/profile, parent/guardian information,
  learning goals, assessment methods, student
  progress reports, etc.
         Levels of Consortium Participation

Level 1:
• If districts join during the development stage of the site
  they pay $2,500 start-up with a fixed maintenance fee of
  $1,000 per year.
• Districts that join after initial development will pay $3,000
  initially with a $1,500 yearly maintenance fee.
• Description: Member districts will have full access to the
  Credit Flexibility Online Manager. The Online Manager
  will store all policies, procedures, forms, student data,
  course descriptions, Ohio Academic Standards or
  Professional Standards as needed, progress monitoring
  and assessments. The Online Manager will also provide
  users with prompts to ensure that each step of the
  process is followed in a consistent manner.
Level II:
• ACT Quality Core Tests (initially $30 per student per
  test; bundles of 25; good for 18 months)
• Utilization of Aurora Learning and PLATO Learning
• Initial student cost is $275 for first credit and $90 for
  each additional ½ credit
• Description: Will include all of the services provided
  in Level I and standardized assessments for each
  Credit Flexibility Plan. This can also include the
  option of online assessments that can be taken
  utilizing a customized flexible schedule. E.g. Using
  the ACT Quality Core Program.
Level III:
• District may use Service Plan days broken down in
  increments of ¼ days.
• Assignment of SCESC coordinator for a variety of
• Description: Will include all of the services provided
  in Level I & II. Level III includes the services of
  Summit County ESC personnel to monitor student
  progress and proctor assessments
• The coordinator can perform the following tasks:
      Input application data
      Help to develop the PLP
      Coordinate progress monitoring
      Coordinate assessments, including labs for science course work
      Facilitate communications

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