State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties
2100 38th Street NW  Canton, OH    44709   ~   330-492-8136  ~  1-800-733-7732   ~   Fax: 330-493-9135







SST9 LiveBinders

SST9 Fiscal Agent

Stark County Educational Service Center Link

Of Special Interest:

PD Calendar
PD Calendar

ODE Tools for Teachers Bulletin
May 2017 Issue

ODE Accountability Resources

ODE Secure Portal User Guide

Parent Family Event Calendar

ODE Policy: Postive Behavior Interventions and Support and Restraint and Seclusion

The Teacher Para Learning Connection Newsletter

Ohio Means Jobs

School Building Icon
Ohio Department of Education Mobile App Link

OCCRRA Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association

OCCRRA Registry

Ohio Department of Education Link

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

ODE Interagency Work Group on Autism

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

EdResources Ohio Link

Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

Ohio Improvement Process

Ohio School for Blind

Ohio School for the Deaf

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education


How to Change Your
STARS and SAFE Account Information

ODE's STARS Online Registration Link

ExtraCredit, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education, offers commentary and insight on a wide range of education issues from department experts and guest bloggers from throughout Ohio’s schools and support organizations

The new Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center were recently launched at OCALI. Please see links below:

The Outreach Center for
Deafness and Blindness

Website: http://

Assistive Technology &
Accessible Educational
Materials Center



Mary Bowe
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Associate Director:

Laurie Langenfeld
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Ohio Improvement Process

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OIP Technical Support Meeting Live Binder Link

OIP - Information

Ohio is committed to the implementation of a unified state system of support directly focused on improving the academic achievement of all students and student groups.  The Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) is Ohio's strategy for ensuring a systematic and coherent approach for building the capacity of all districts and schools in meaningful and real ways that allow districts to improve instructional practice on a district-wide basis, and make and sustain significant improvement in student performance against grade-level benchmarks aligned with academic content standards for all students across the district.

The OIP offers a structured process for enacting the essential practices, outlined in the Ohio Leadership Development Framework, by giving districts time to review their data and make more informed decisions, requiring a District Leadership Team (DLT) and then Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) to participate in the process of improvement, and offering a more time effective and efficient process for districts in completing a comprehensive needs assessment as part of their Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).

Ohio’s state support system, including State Support Teams (SSTs) and Educational Service Center (ESC) personnel are being trained in the OIP process and on the use of a connected set of tools so they can assist all districts and schools in the state to improve instructional practice and student performance on a continuing basis.