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Our Mission:  The Mission of the State Support Team Region 16 is to build the capacity of local and related education agencies to engage in systemic and sustainable improvement that impacts educational outcomes for students.

SST16 Consultant


Position: SST16 Consultant

State Support Team 16 (SST16) is currently looking for a consultant who employs asset-based thinking, demonstrates initiative, has integrity, provides leadership, and can build relationships with districts, community schools, career centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities in the region.  The consultant has opportunities to learn from and work with the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office for Exception Children (OEC), Office of Improvements and Innovations (OII), and Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OELSR) as well as with other State Support Teams and professional organizations across the state of Ohio.  The consultant is a member of a team of consultants who understand the importance of working together to meet the needs of the educational organizations within the region.  Consultants work hard to support educational organizations in their efforts to move all students, most notably students with disabilities, to achieve higher levels of performance.  State and regional travel is an essential part of the work.

2017 RENEW Registration

2017 RENEW Registration is now open.

Please click on the following link to register: http://

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

The Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice:  A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education has been updated and is now available for use.  As of August 1, 2017 the use of this document will be required and it will no longer be permissible to utilize Whose IDEA Is This? as the procedural safeguards notice.

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education


Accessibility Manual Update: Math Constructed Response Items

Last year, there were no constructed response items on the math tests, only multiple choice type items. However, this year math items have been added to the tests that are constructed response. For those constructed response items spell check is available. 

Specifically, the manual now states:


This feature allows the student to check the spelling of words in student-generated responses.


Spellcheck is available only for some mathematics, science and social studies items that require a student to write/type a response. Unlike some word processing programs, the Student Testing Site does not automatically highlight misspelled words as the student types. Students must click the ABC button to check spelling. Spellcheck is not allowed on the English language arts tests.

Spelling does not count against the student for those tests where spell check is available.


PBIS Application for Recognition

Apply for recognition for PBIS implementation

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