Transition Tools: Ohio's New Learning Standards: K-12 Science

Make your classroom's transition to the Ohio's New Learning Standards in Science easy using the tools and aids you'll find below.

Instructions for using the Alignment Toolkit Phase One: Gap Analysis

This tool allows educators to closely examine Ohio's New Learning Standards in Science and Model Curricula to determine how well their existing curriculum addresses the concepts found in them, as well as the cognitive levels.

This is a link to a brief instruction video that will help guide users through the transitioning steps. | Science Phase One - Gap Analysis

Alignment Toolkit Phase 1: Gap Analysis Documents

Instructions for using the Alignment Toolkit Phase Two: Revision of District Curriculum

These tools create a framework from the standards and model curriculum for planning units around big ideas/concepts, sequencing units to the school year, intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections, diverse learner considerations, technology integration, assessment practices (formative, summative and performance-based) and resources.

This is a link to a brief instruction video that will help guide users through the transitioning and implementation steps.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 2: Revision of District Curriculum Documents

Last Modified: 8/27/2014 4:30:23 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.