English Language Arts
The State Board of Education has adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts as part of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, when assessments that align to the standards are in place. ODE encourages districts to start implementing the Ohio's New Learning Standards now to better prepare students for 2014-2015 and beyond.
Information on the learning standards.
PARCC Model Content Framework
The PARCC Model Content Framework is to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments and designed with the following purposes in mind:
Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and
Informing the development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments in grades 3–8 and high school.
Ohio teachers worked in teams in 2010 to suggest instructional strategies and resources that align with the Ohio's New Learning Standards in English language arts. The State Board of Education adopted the results of their work, English Language Arts Model Curricula, in March 2011.
In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.
Problems, Ideas and Evaluation
Last Modified: 2/25/2014 3:25:10 PM
Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within the Common Core State Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.