Location of standards 
Ohio Rev. Code sec. 3319
Alignment to national standards 
Educational Leadership Constitute Council (ELCC)
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
The Ohio Standards for Principals includes five standards: Continuous Improvement; Instruction; School Operations, Resources and Learning Environment; Collaboration; and Parents and Community Engagement.
Use of standards 
Professional development and evaluation
[1] Ohio Department of Education. (n.d.) Section three: Ohio standards for principals. Retrieved from http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/... [2]Ohio Rev. Code sec. 3319 (2011). Retrieved from http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3319
Location of standards 
Not required by legislation but influenced the passage of Senate Bill 2 in 2004
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
The Ohio Standards for Superintendents includes five standards: Vision, Continuous Improvement, and Focus of District Work; Communication and Collaboration; Policies and Governance; Instruction; and Resources.
Use of standards 
The Ohio Standards for Superintendents guide preparation and professional development for superintendents.
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
[1] Ohio Department of Education. (2008). Ohio standards for superintendents. Retrieved from http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/...
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Ohio Rev. Code sec. 3319
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES)
Description of evaluation system 
OPES includes two components each weighted at 50%: principal performance rating, which includes a professional growth plan, two 30-minute observations, and walkthroughs; and a student academic growth rating, which can include growth measures such as value-added, vendor assessments, or locally determined measures including student learning objectives.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
Intended use of performance evaluation 
Used to inform professional development, compensation, recognizing performance, recommending continued employment, or dismissal.
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
Ohio Principal Performance Rating Rubric
[1] Ohio Department of Education. (2015). Ohio principal evaluation system: Model. Retrieved from http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Evaluat...
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
Ohio has an agreement with CAEP and its standards include: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge; Clinical Partnerships and Practice; Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity; Program Impact; and Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement.
Description of program approval review process 
The Ohio Board of Regents conducts program reviews for the purposes of CAEP accreditation. Programs seeking CAEP accreditation must submit a self-study for formative feedback through off-site review, survey stakeholders, and host a site visit. The Ohio Board of Regents collects data and their final reports include: Licensure Test Pass Rates, Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES) Results of Program Graduates, Value-added Data (EVAAS), Candidate Academic Measures Considered for Program Admission, Field/Clinical Experiences, Resident Educator Survey Results, Principal Intern Survey Results, Principal Mentor Survey Results, Employer Survey Results, Resident Educator Persistence Data, Excellence and Innovation Initiatives, and National Accreditation.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
2 years of teaching experience
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Not specified
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
Not specified
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
Master's degree
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
Ohio Assessment for Educators Educational Leadership
[1] Ohio Department of Education. (n.d.). Preparing for a principal's license. Retrieved from http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Prepare-for-Certific... [2] Ohio Department of Higher Education. (2016). 2016 Ohio educator preparation provider performance report statewide report. Retrieved from https://regents.ohio.gov/educator-accountability/performance-report/2016... [3] Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (2012). Partnership agreement and implementation protocol for conducting national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and program approval by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. Retrieved from http://www.caepnet.org/~/media/Files/caep/state-partners/ohio-caep-partn...