The State Board of Education has adopted the more rigorous Ohio Revised Science Content Standards as part of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 Ohio's New Learning 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 these Ohio New Learning Standards in Science now to better prepare students for 2014-2015 and beyond.
Achieve released April 9, 2013, the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As a lead state in the national initiative, Ohio will review the document to determine what future action should be taken. Both the Ohio Department of Education and Achieve advise schools to continue using Ohio’s New Learning Standards to guide curriculum and instruction. Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments in science, beginning in 2014-2015, will continue to be based on Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
Content Standards and Model Curricula
In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.
Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grant
The Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) provides professional development opportunities especially for Ohio’s mathematics and science educators. For more information, click here.
Problems and Ideas
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