World Languages

On June 12, 2012, the State Board of Education unanimously adopted Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages. These learning standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015.

Ohio's New Learning Standards for World Languages

The standards are composed of a set of three independent documents.  Educators use the appropriate set of standards depending on the grade level in which their students begin language study:

      a.   Kindergarten through 12th grade
            Ohio's Learning Standards: K-12 World Language Programs
      b.   6th through 12th grade
            Ohio's Learning Standards: 6-12 World Language Programs 
      c.   9th through 12th grade
            Ohio's Learning Standards: 9-12 World Language Programs

Addtional Resources for Diverse Learners

Standards Advisory and Working Groups

Additional Resources

SLO Guidance for World Language Educators

Last Modified: 7/17/2014 12:56:56 PM

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