English Language Arts

The State Board of Education adopted Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts as a guide to teaching and learning in the classroom. The Kindergarten – Grade 12 standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms in the 2014-2015 school year.

Ohio's Learning Standards

Additional Resources for Diverse Learners

Model Curricula

Ohio teachers worked in teams in 2010 to suggest instructional strategies and resources that align with the Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts. The State Board of Education adopted the results of their work, English Language Arts Model Curricula, in March 2011.

In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.

2014-2015 PARCC Test Items Released

A selection of test questions that were given on the PARCC assessment during spring 2015 are now available online. While Ohio is no longer using PARCC, these items are a useful tool to inform classroom instruction and give parents insight into the kinds of questions students experienced on tests. 

The released test questions represent roughly one full test per grade level in the two subjects tested – math and English language arts. PARCC also has indicated the learning standards associated with each test item and scoring rubrics that show what is required to score at each performance level. Examples of scored student responses also are available to illustrate actual work and the corresponding points earned on the student example. 

The items are available on the PARCC Partnership Resource Center website. Additional resources to assist administrators and teachers share and explain test results from the 2014-2015 Ohio State Tests are available on the department's Test Results webpage.

Model Curriculum Ideas

The Ohio Department of Education is happy to receive curriculum additions from the field. If you have ideas for the Model Curriculum, click the link below.


Last Modified: 11/4/2015 8:00:26 AM

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