Ohio Teacher Evaluation System

OTES Framework

The OTES 2.0 process is to be collaborative, ongoing and supportive of the professional growth of the teacher.

Each teacher will be evaluated according to Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Teacher Evaluation Framework, which is aligned with the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted under state law. Using multiple factors set forth in the framework, the teacher’s Final Holistic Rating will be based upon a combination of informal and formal observations and supportive evidence using the Teacher Performance Evaluation Rubric.

Essential components of the full evaluation consist of two formal observations of at least thirty minutes each and at least two classroom walkthroughs:

    • Professional Growth Plan or Improvement Plan

    • One Formal Holistic Observation followed by a conference

    • Walkthroughs – with an emphasis on identified focus area(s)when applicable

    • One Formal Focused Observation – with an emphasis on identified focus area(s)

    • One summative conference

Either a Professional Growth Plan or an Improvement Plan will be developed annually. The plan will be based upon the results of the evaluation and aligned to any existing school district or building improvement plan.

Source: Ohio Department of Education. (2020). OTES framework final.3.11.20.



May 1 - All Teacher Evaluations must be completed

May 15 - All Teachers will be given their final score

June 15 - Reporting system closes for the school year.