[3:30 pm – REVISED: Our original post excluded some math teachers – sorry for the omission. We have updated the title and the list of teachers to reflect their inclusion.  New list has 334 pages and total projected cost of tests is $2,187,050]

IMPORTANT!!

The lists included at the end of this post:

  • Are NOT intended to imply in any way that these educators are ineffective.
  • Do NOT reflect the hard work, long hours, or dedication of the individuals on the list.
  • Do NOT reflect improvements that have occurred in many of these schools.
  • Are NOT an indictment of educators who have dedicated their lives to serving struggling children in challenging environments.
  • Are NOT intended to represent an official list released by the Ohio Department of Education or the Governor’s Office.

The lists ARE:

  • Based on arbitrarily selected measures identified by John Kasich and affirmed by Republican legislators (except Oelslager) and refused by Ohio Democrats.
  • Based on a strict, literal interpretation of House Bill 153, Section 3319.58.
  • Compiled based on the Ohio Department of Education’s publicly available data for the 2010-2011 school year  (released 8/24/11).
  • Provided for the benefit of affected educators to assist them in identifying inaccurate state data that has their personal data recorded incorrectly.

Before you skip down to the lists, remember one additional and very important item.  According to the law:

“No teacher shall be responsible for the cost of taking an examination under this division.”

No more waiting . . . we’ll post some other resources and observations at the bottom of the post after the lists.

Note: Click the “plus” symbol at the bottom of the embedded document to zoom in.

[4:30 pm – UPDATED] By request of our readers, an Adobe pdf version of the teacher list is available: Retesting Teachers 2011

List of Teachers required to retake Ohio’s licensure tests based on Ohio House Bill 153.

The Lowest 10% of Ohio’s Schools based on Performance Index Scores

 

 

Full Text of House Bill 153, Section 3319.58

(A) As used in this section, “core subject area” has the same meaning as in section 3319.074 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each year, the board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district, governing authority of each community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, and governing body of each STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code with a building ranked in the lowest ten per cent of all public school buildings according to performance index score, under section 3302.21 of the Revised Code, shall require each classroom teacher teaching in a core subject area in such a building to register for and take all written examinations prescribed by the state board of education for licensure to teach that core subject area and the grade level to which the teacher is assigned under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code. However, if a teacher who takes a prescribed examination under this division passes that examination and provides proof of that passage to the teacher’s employer, the teacher shall not be required to take the examination again for three years, regardless of the performance index score ranking of the building in which the teacher teaches. No teacher shall be responsible for the cost of taking an examination under this division.

(C) Each district board of education, each community school governing authority, and each STEM school governing body may use the results of a teacher’s examinations required under division (B) of this section in developing and revising professional development plans and in deciding whether or not to continue employing the teacher in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 3314. or 3326. of the Revised Code. However, no decision to terminate or not to renew a teacher’s employment contract shall be made solely on the basis of the results of a teacher’s examination under this section until and unless the teacher has not attained a passing score on the same required examination for at least three consecutive administrations of that examination.

Link to the Ohio Department of Education website for Educator Licensure Examinations.

 

If you have been following us and the status of this provision, you know that we are unquestionably opposed to this legislation and have even filed an Ohio ethics complaint questioning the motivation of its inclusion in the budget.  Our stance has not changed and we will continue to pursue the revocation of this provision based on the ethics violation committed by State Superintendent Stan Heffner.

This is not a part of Issue 2, this is not something you can march against this Fall and vote against on November 8.  This is law.  This is one of the changes that the Governor put into the budget to punish teachers.

Enough with the depressing news.  We’re hearing that after you pass, you’ll receive a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.  Available in red only.

Vote out the anti-public education Republicans who put this into law.  All of them.

 
  • REMEMBER…SMOKE SCREEN..DONT LET THEM DIVIDE US

    Ok, we ALL know why they are doing this…breathe..if ur on the list, or not, we ALL see the “big picture dont we?” It really doesnt matter who is n who isnt. The Insane Clown Possee,” has 1 objective..privatization for profit. This is just another arrogant, “shadey,” and insulting way to confuse our community, n upset, and attempt to split n divide us once more. Please, don’t be insulted, or hurt. We are all going to end up on that list eventually. Stand up n speak out, educate, n support each other. Once we are all on the list, they will then manipulate our parents who believe, trust and want their child in your classroom. They nned to know about the plan…60 to a classroom, n if these are profit privatization schools, you really dont think theyll b happy with State money per pupil, do you? They will add an additional charge to parents n they will have to pay it or ? He’s setting up his buddies, n they all get a big old bonus. Where else will the parent have a choice to send their child except his buddies schools? Don’t be distracted by the 7000plus names…Those of you not listed yet? We will be..each n every one of us..After us, the police dept.., prisons, piece by piece, until there is no democracy, no choice, no benefits, no pensions. Remember what Kasichs arrogant words were? ‘The People will learn..” Not the teachers will learn,. He clearly said, ‘The people will learn.” When questioned, or opposed throws a tantrum. My fellow educators, workers, middle class, take a deep breath, we the people, are united with you. We the people are standing as 1…VOTE THEM ALL OUT EACH N EVERY NOVEMBER,,,NOOOO 2..Noooo 2..nooo hb 194…Together we will hand them there pink slips, and take back Ohio, save our kids, our community…Kasich may have a point..The people will learn….yes..we have, have we not? Yes…Stand strong..we need everyone together as 1…I respect each n every 1 of u…You are professionals, and we chose our professions to serve our communities. This is what you are doing, is it not? We must stand together for what is right, and serve our communities, fight for their futures. Many of our citizens may not grasp the big picture yet. However, they will, and when they do, our communities will never ever vote them in again…Power to the People…     

  • HIS WISH…everyone believes his SMOKE SCREEN……accepts..blames…
    Can u say impeachment? let them hang themselves..as the smoke clears…Im gonna get my wish…..we all are

  • smmmmoooooooooke screen….keep u busy..occupied….trad my earlier responses…

    come on lily…look thru the smoke….

  • they passed in SB 5….it states in SB 5 these private schools DO NOT FOLLOW N R NOT GOVERNED BY ANY STATE ENTITY…. it LOOKS like he’s blaming us..nice smoke screen isnt it? People will b upset..like we all were at first…he wants it to appear as though we r these illiterate, ignorant educated…lol..overpaid..theives..THINK..In reality, they blame us..n he n his buds let them believe that…that is the SMOKE SCREEN…covers whats really happening…they r stealing those kids money meant for their education, and the money, even though not where it should be, for each teacher, 60 to a class..payn them 18500…Do u SEE the SCAM? Nice huh? 

  • heres a puzzler…the Capital city police….here endorsed 3 repubs after all this mess….figure that 1 out..was posted a few days ago..google it

  • joke yes..scam yes..brilliant plan? great smoke screen..its workn…look in previous post..

  • its all about education…they r tryn to educate u…breathe…the list is what it is..n it will come out..and we will all eventually b on it…move the smoke away..look thru it hon….Like Sarah Palin said to me..omg..I can see ur house from here…joke…lol..get u laffn? now read…

    It really doesnt matter who is n who isnt. The Insane Clown Possee,” has 1 objective..privatization for profit. This is just another arrogant, “shadey,” and insulting way to confuse our community, n upset, and attempt to split n divide us once more. Please, don’t be insulted, or hurt. We are all going to end up on that list eventually. Stand up n speak out, educate, n support each other. Once we are all on the list, they will then manipulate our parents who believe, trust and want their child in your classroom. They nned to know about the plan…60 to a classroom, n if these are profit privatization schools, you really dont think theyll b happy with State money per pupil, do you? They will add an additional charge to parents n they will have to pay it or ? He’s setting up his buddies, n they all get a big old bonus. Where else will the parent have a choice to send their child except his buddies schools? Don’t be distracted by the 7000plus names…Those of you not listed yet? We will be..each n every one of us..After us, the police dept.., prisons, piece by piece, until there is no democracy, no choice, no benefits, no pensions. Remember what Kasichs arrogant words were? ‘The People will learn..” Not the teachers will learn,. He clearly said, ‘The people will learn.” When questioned, or opposed throws a tantrum. My fellow educators, workers, middle class, take a deep breath, we the people, are united with you. We the people are standing as 1…VOTE THEM ALL OUT EACH N EVERY NOVEMBER,,,NOOOO 2..Noooo 2..nooo hb 194…Together we will hand them there pink slips, and take back Ohio, save our kids, our community

  • Greg …We all have been frustrated, n its easy to feel terrorized…lol…when the smoke clears…we will stand strong..sometimes ya gotta get thru ..wade thru…be pulled thru the vicious attacks…we will be stronger…we will stand together…we know the truth…consider it a bully….kasichs insane clown posse..bullies….Good always triumphs over evil….

    Bottom line we all will b on that list eventually…he put 1 on…he put us all on..We will stand together..united as 1…he will not divide us..he cant…we are a family..all of us…n clearly..i guess Ill b the crazy grandma…lol…

    crazy like a fox

  • Greg …We all have been frustrated, n its easy to feel terrorized…lol…when the smoke clears…we will stand strong..sometimes ya gotta get thru ..wade thru…be pulled thru the vicious attacks…we will be stronger…we will stand together…we know the truth…consider it a bully….kasichs insane clown posse..bullies….Good always triumphs over evil….

    Bottom line we all will b on that list eventually…he put 1 on…he put us all on..We will stand together..united as 1…he will not divide us..he cant…we are a family..all of us…n clearly..i guess Ill b the crazy grandma…lol…

    crazy like a fox

  • what pic,,all i c is smoke..lol…

    Ok, we ALL know why they are doing this…breathe..if ur on the list, or not, we ALL see the “big picture dont we?” It really doesnt matter who is n who isnt. The Insane Clown Possee,” has 1 objective..privatization for profit. This is just another arrogant, “shadey,” and insulting way to confuse our community, n upset, and attempt to split n divide us once more. Please, don’t be insulted, or hurt. We are all going to end up on that list eventually. Stand up n speak out, educate, n support each other. Once we are all on the list, they will then manipulate our parents who believe, trust and want their child in your classroom. They nned to know about the plan…60 to a classroom, n if these are profit privatization schools, you really dont think theyll b happy with State money per pupil, do you? They will add an additional charge to parents n they will have to pay it or ? He’s setting up his buddies, n they all get a big old bonus. Where else will the parent have a choice to send their child except his buddies schools? Don’t be distracted by the 7000plus names…Those of you not listed yet? We will be..each n every one of us..After us, the police dept.., prisons, piece by piece, until there is no democracy, no choice, no benefits, no pensions. Remember what Kasichs arrogant words were? ‘The People will learn..” Not the teachers will learn,. He clearly said, ‘The people will learn.”

  • i know they get more money than public schools…its in there

  • probably..until they take them over

  • eggsactly..states it in sb 5..excluded from any state governing entity

  • they r not UR LARGE BIG MONEY SCHOOL districts…dont forget Mr White hat…who’s opening up private schools as fast as he can, guess where? The Cleveland Akron area…Did u notice the focus on that area? Did u notice anything else? Mostly LARGE cities..More cash, people tend to migrate n settle in large cities. Your answers to your questions, yes..yes..yes…Now look at the big picture.You getting it yet? See, most people in those low income areas will not argue, because they want what we all want..”better for our children.” Opportunities we may not have had, we want them,”Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership, and service and
    empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.” Sound familiar? It’s CCS’s Mission statement. I’m sure it will be the Insame klown posse’s statement as well. He’s just starting in those schools…none of those schools re going to be held to the entities of —- the City/State goverances…Where can we find that? In SB 5..Who wrote most of it? The Cleveland..white hat..profit privatization, CEO..with 3 percent AYP. Breathe…

  • Adrienne

    Education is another front on the class war against us.

  • Anonymous

    The law says “if a teacher who takes a prescribed examination under this division passes that examination and provides proof of that passage to the teacher’s employer, the teacher shall not be required to take the examination again for three years, regardless of the performance index score ranking of the building in which the teacher teaches.”
    I interpret that to mean that a successful score on the exam (prescribed by this law) is valid for a three-year period.

  • Random Thoughts

    This whole ratings system is a joke to begin with. NO ONE knows the “secret formula” for determining value-added. We had a lady from Batelle for Kids (the ‘geniuses’ behind the value-added component) come to our school and even SHE didn’t know how they determine which schools achieved it. Value-added is a business model that has no business being applied to schools.

    Springfield City Schools scored 1 (read ONE) out of 26 indicators and were rated “Effective”? Yet other schools in their area scored many more and were still dropped into just the “Continuous Improvement” category? Someone explain that one to me. Our school had the highest index and highest percentages on all tests in a three-county area, yet we didn’t receive “Excellent With Distinction” because we didn’t exceed value-added. What people fail to realize is that, when your scores are already hovering in the 90-95% range, outdoing yourself year to year is tough and exceeding value-added is next to impossible.

    The entire school ratings system needs to be revamped, at least, or scrapped completely, at most. They can toss the state tests while they’re at it. Punishing teachers for a system that is flawed to begin with is just plain wrong.

  • When I took the praxis I took it at the University of Akron. I”m sure Ohio State is not the only college. If you have an education dept. then that college should give the praxis.

  • Anonymous

    And the elected school boards that don’t support the teachers because they want to be reelected and guess who votes for them or against them – parents.  Many school board members are self employed and guess what, school districts provide medical insurance and retirement  for the board members.  School boards do not back the teachers – they  are there to please the parents so reelection is guaranteed.

  • I know exactly where you are coming from. I too teach K. In the 3-4-5 grades I have taught less than 10 of the students. All the rest have moved out. I do not and refuse to be penalized for the scores of all the 3-4-5 grade students I never taught. Do not say I do not make a difference. Last year I had 20 students most of the year. Over half had late summer birthdays and 3 had late Sept. birthdays so my students were not only coming in with very low KRA-L scores and were still babies. By the end of the year 15 out of 19 were reading at or above grade level. I had students reading at DRA levels 8 and 10. Most were at 4-6. The 4 who were not at grade level I wanted to retain them because they did not have the skills for 1st grade but 3 out of the 4 parents signed for them to go on. They do not have what they need to successfully go on to 1st grade and eventually pass the 3rd grade but the PARENTS are sabotaging their child’s success. But I will be blamed for this. Of course they will be the 3 students who remain at our school. 

  • dlw

    Private schools don’t. You keep calling charter schools private schools. They’re not. In the state of Ohio, charter schools are public schools and are therefore subject to state oversight. And that has nothing to do with SB5.

  • dlw

    The testing provisions are in the budget bill, not SB5. And charter schools are not private schools. And charter schools are subject to state oversight. That’s the way it’s always been in Ohio and SB5 doesn’t change that.

  • This file looks like a spreadsheet. If so, can you upload it to Google Docs and make it public?

  • Anonymous

    So lemme get this straight–the party that DOESN’T GET SCIENCE (thinks global warming is a hoax, thinks creationism is something to be taken seriously), DOESN’T REMEMBER HISTORY (Michele Bachmann) and FAILED MATH by BREAKING MONEY is trying to tell us it’s TEACHERS that are the problem?

  • Anonymous

    You are definitely on the right track.  And just think, this retesting teachers piece is minuscule in the scope of their overall “reform” work.

  • Special Ed. Teacher

    I am on the list and I write alternate assessments for my very disabled students.  My fellow Multiple Disabilities classroom teachers are on the list also.  Interesting.

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