Ohio has identified three different but related definitions for teacher/student data linkages (often referred to generally as “Teacher of Record”). These three definitions have somewhat different needs, implications and purposes, although they all fit under the teacher-student data linkage umbrella and often overlap. Ohio’s policies and data system will have to effectively provide a method of identifying all three. Many of these purposes (such as growth measures for nontested subjects) are still under development. The TSDL-CELT pilot districts (Columbus, Delaware, Canton Local) will provide detailed feedback from the LEA perspective.
For the 2011-12 school year, ODE will utilize the three “Teacher/Student Data Linkage” definitions:
- Assigned Educator
- Teacher of Record
- Contributing Professional
Click here for a full explaination of Ohio “Teacher/Student Data Linkage” definitions for 2011-12 (PDF)