Standards Revision in Science, Social Studies and Financial Literacy

Educators statewide have helped the Ohio Department of Education update Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy.

Review of these standards began in November 2016, when we asked teachers, parents and community members for suggestions. Based on this input, advisory committees selected standards for revision and educator working groups proposed changes. Many educators statewide reviewed those revisions through a survey in summer 2017. The expected schedule calls for approval of the revised standards by winter 2018, so teachers can begin using them in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Proposed revised standards (2017)


The Ohio Department of Education is dedicated to making information posted on these webpages accessible, in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will be making improvements to portable document format (PDF) documents so that the Science, Social Studies, and Financial literacy documents are more accessible. In the meantime, those needing assistance may contact (877) 644-6338.

Below you are able to view copies of the draft Ohio Learning Standards for Science, Social Studies and Financial Literacy, which were presented to the State Board of Education (October 2017). In each document, the first column has the 2010 standards (2012 for Financial Literacy). The middle column contains the draft standards, anything that appears with a strikethrough (strikethrough) is recommended for removal and new content is underlined (underlined). The third column identifies the rationale for the change. 


Social Studies

Financial Literacy 

Learn more about standards revision

Advisory Committees

Volunteer working groups

Working groups of educators draft proposed standards revisions, based on guidance from survey feedback and the advisory committees. 

Ohio’s Learning Standards (adopted 2010-2012)

Review the Financial Literacy Model Curriculum

The Financial Literacy Advisory group reconvened to address concerns the State Board of Education raised regarding the Financial Literacy Model Curriculum. Now, all Ohioans can share their thoughts about the revised model curriculum through the surveys linked below, which will be open through October 6, 2019.

Review K-3 Grade Band   
Review 4-6 Grade Band   
Review Middle School   
Review High School   

Keep Informed

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Last Modified: 9/9/2019 6:36:24 AM