You all know that your programs' funding was cut this year; you may not be aware that ours was cut as well. Consequently, we will not be able to visit every program this year. Our priorities are:
- Programs with new directors or those that have made major changes and
- Programs that had poor student outcomes last year.
Once we have visited those schools, we will try to visit others, such as schools that were making improvements last year that we'd like to follow up one, those who have asked us to come out to help them with changes they want to make, etc.
Even though we can't visit everyone, how your program is doing -- and especially how your students are doing -- is important to us. You are welcome to contact your Field Coordinator or the OTAC office at any time, by phone, text, or email.
When we visit, we want to spend as little time as possible collecting information so that we can spend more time providing assistance to you. We've revised the form we're going to use -- you can view it here
At the end of the school year, we will ask all programs to send in data -- we will be using the same End-Of-Year form as we used last year, only there will be 2 fewer questions! (There won't be any need to ask you about your students' performance on EOI tests, since we won't have any EOIs. :)
Have a good year, and feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.