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
• 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
• 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
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
• Encourages planning and reflection…
• In Go To My District select Test Site
• Username Test@example.com 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”…
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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• Creditflex PPT