Dublin City Schools has a long history of supporting students and teachers to achieve the district goals of Excellence and Equity. To that end, the district has been working to fulfill its commitment toward providing a high quality educational experience for all students. This work has focused on providing rigorous content through quality classroom instruction, utilizing data and assessments to support student learning, and providing high quality professional development to support great teachers and leaders.
The following areas represent the district work toward the Excellence and Equity Goals that have been supported through the RttT grant.
• Standards & Assessment: The preK-12 curriculum is transitioning to align with new content standards in mathematics and language arts (Common Core) and in science and social studies (Ohio). By 2014-15, a new state assessment system will be in place following the PARCC model.
• Using Data to Improve Instruction: Dublin City School’s staff has been utilizing data to inform instruction within the classroom and meet individual student needs. Teachers have access to student and classroom data from a variety of sources and are focusing on practices that increase student learning.
• Great Teachers and Leaders: The district has revised its mentoring program for new teachers to meet the State of Ohio’s Resident Educator Program criteria. The teacher and principal evaluation that was aligned to the Ohio educator standards is being revised to incorporate the new criteria of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and the Ohio Principal Evaluation System.