The Ohio Department of Education (Ode) is the executive branch of the Ohio government responsible for public education in the state’s primary and secondary schools.
OUTLINE OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes the public school district, the joint vocational school district, and charter schools. The department also monitors educational service centers, other regional educational institutions, Early Learning and childcare programs, and private schools.
The Department’s tasks include: managing the school funding system, collecting financial and performance data for schools, developing academic standards and model curricula, managing state performance tests, issuing district and school transcripts, managing Ohio’s financial and performance data, developing academic standards and model curricula, managing state performance tests, issuing district and school transcripts, managing Ohio’s financial and performance data.
Ohio State Board of education is the governing body of the department and oversees the Department. The commission employed the director of public education, who ran the Department. The department is headquartered in Columbus.
The department is responsible for implementing standardized tests required by state and federal law, including the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT), the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), and the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (oelpa, formerly OTELA). The State Board of Education has no jurisdiction over higher education; public colleges and universities in Ohio are governed by the Ohio Board of trustees and the board of Directors of each institution as part of the Ohio University System.
The board of Education consists of 19 members. All serve four-year terms. Eleven of these were elected from 11 single-member districts, which were formed by combining three adjacent Ohio Senate districts. The governor appoints eight members. All serve four-year terms. The term of office of the elected members is staggered so that half of the board members are elected in every even-numbered year. Vacancies for elected members are filled by appointment by the governor.
The chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee and his or her opponent in the Ohio Senate are ex officio members. The chairmen of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate Education Committee are ex officio non-voting members of the board of directors.
The committee is responsible for selecting a director of public education who is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the Ministry of Education. The Ohio Department of higher education is the Cabinet-level agency of the governor of Ohio, which oversees higher education in the state.