Olentangy Local School District

7840 Graphics Way | Lewis Center, OH 43035 | P (740) 657-4050 | F (740) 657-4099

Curriculum and Instruction

  • OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS MISSION: To facilitate maximum learning for every student.  

    In order to fulfill the mission, Olentangy staff members embrace the model of professional learning and collaboration. We are engaged in continued discussion of the following questions as part of our professional collaboration and work to increase student achievement:

    • What do we want students to know, understand, and be able to do in each course or curricular area?
    • How do we best assess student learning for each course or curricular area?
    • How do we help all students succeed?
    • How do we help those students who learn what they need to know but may be capable of extending that learning even further?

    One of the key components of professional learning is ongoing teacher collaboration and reflection focused on the goals of increasing student achievement and fostering College and Career Ready students. All professional development for the staff of Olentangy Local Schools is designed with that goal in mind. Teachers of all grade levels and departments meet regularly and engage in ongoing work around the Olentangy Foundations: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This website has been developed as a resource to highlight the work that is being done by our staff and is part of our continuing efforts to involve and inform all of our stakeholders— staff, students, parents, and community members— as we work collaboratively to maximize learning for every student.

    Academic Continuous Improvement Plan 2016-17

    On this page, please find additional information that relates to the specific areas of this Department.

Testing Information for Parents

  • 2016-17 Olentangy Local Schools Testing Calendar

    2016-2017 Assessment Calendar-11-3-16.pdf 61.00 KB (Last Modified on November 3, 2016)
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  • Parent Testing Info Letter Fall 2016

    Parent Testing Info Letter Fall 2016.pdf 84.40 KB (Last Modified on August 9, 2016)
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  • Accessing the Online Practice Tests


    Click here then follow the steps listed below:

    1. Click on "Practice Tests", Click "Sign In" > Choose Grade Level from the dropdown and click "Yes" > Select the test you need to take > Click "Select" > Click "Yes, Start My Test" > Click "Begin Test Now"

    2.Click here to access the answer keys for the practice tests under Student Practice Resources.  Choose the subject folder then choose the answer key needed.  All answer keys are provided in .pdf format.  If you click on the provided answer key and it doesn't automatically open in your window, look in the downloads file on your computer.

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  • Assessment Audit - October, 2015

    Assessment Audit - October 2015.pdf 120.98 KB (Last Modified on October 8, 2015)
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  • ODE Resources for Ohio’s Assessments


    Click to access online resources.

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email Jack Fette

Chief Academic Officer 
 Peggy McMurry

email Peggy McMurry

Director of Curriculum 
 email-icon Jana Arlinghaus
 Executive Secretary


Important Numbers

phone-icon  Phone:  (740) 657-4013
fax-icon  Fax:       (740) 657-4001

Tim Beard — Testing Coordinator 

Heather Cole - Diversity Coordinator

Vince DeTillio – 6-12 Curriculum

Anthony Elkins – K-5 Curriculum

Kathy Ellison - Curriculum Supervisor

Debbie Green-Murphy - EMIS Coordinator

Lauren Heitkamp - Gifted and Federal Programs 
Jeanette Kenney – Data and Assessment Supervisor

Leann Knape - Curriculum Supervisor

Jacqueline Powers - Equity and Inclusion Supervisor

Ian Wei – Statistician
Department Secretaries:
Tracy Gerold  (740) 657-4061
Mary Reid     (740) 657-4024
Donna Shirk  (740) 657-4055