New Learning Standards

In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, the results of a multi-state effort. The board also adopted more rigorous versions of Ohio's academic content standards in science and social studies. All four sets of standards will underpin teaching in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, but schools are encouraged to begin using the standards now to prepare students for corresponding assessments that begin in 2014-2015.

The Ohio Department of Education has worked with teams of teachers across Ohio to develop a model curriculum of teaching strategies and resources aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards. The State Board of Education adopted the model curriculum in March 2011.

Browse the links below to find the standards and model curriculum by subject and grade level.

Model Curriculum

Model Curriculum Resources

Adopted Standards

By following the links below, you will find content-specific standards. In addition, teachers will want to review the history of Ohio's standards review process provided at the bottom of this page.

English Language Arts


Social Studies


Revision Process History

The standards revision process began with an international benchmarking research study, focused on the content standards of top-performing nations, to identify best practices from around the world. Other sources for the revision include expert reviews of the current standards, college- and career-readiness standards, and local stakeholder input.

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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.