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Systems of Support

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state's public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools.

State Support Teams
State support teams are local and regional Ohio educators with a history in school improvement, preschool and special education. The Ohio Department of Education coordinates 16 regional teams that cover Ohio.

Secondary Transition
Secondary transition is designed to be part of a results oriented process that is focused on improving academic and functional achievement to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities.

Ohio Transition Support Partnership
The Ohio Department of Education and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities partnered to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities through an innovative collaboration focused on giving students a head start on becoming job ready.

Work-Based Learning
Work-based learning experiences are designed to provide authentic training opportunities to students that link academic, technical and professional skills through business and education partnerships working together to evaluate and supervise students.

Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education, training and outlook information for related occupations that offers an overview of options for students whether they are interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school that can be customized for any ambition or plan.

Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study
The Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study is designed to look at transition-aged student expectations and outcome data at the end of their final year in high school and one year later.

Ohio Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Library
State Support Team age-appropriate assessment library is designed to be a resource of vetted formal and informal transition tools for educators working with transition-aged youth in Ohio schools.

Career Connections
Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers and school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as in kindergarten, the types of jobs possible for them. It provides decision-making materials and information that easily fit into classroom instruction at all grades levels.