The State Board of Education has adopted Ohio's Learning Standards in Mathematics. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 standards will be in full use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, when tests matched to the standards are in place.
Ohio's Learning Standards
Additional Resources for Diverse Learners
These mathematics model curricula were written by Ohio educators to support the implementation of Ohio's Learning Standards in Mathematics. In March 2011 the State Board of Education adopted model curricula to match the standards. This document will grow and change over time.
In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the teaching strategies in the model curricula.
Calculator Guidance for the 2015-2016 Ohio State Tests
Calculators are important instructional tools that are allowable - but not required - for students to use while taking state tests. For students taking the computer-based tests, a calculator will be provided in the technology platform for the test. Students may use handheld calculators for either the computer-based or paper-based test formats and schools may permit them to bring their own handheld devices for test purposes.
Calculator guidance was originally posted in early September 2015 so districts would have guidance on handheld calculator usage. With the 2.0 update these documents added a link to the Student Practice Resources - Mathematics on the Ohio's State Test Portal so districts can begin practicing with an online calculator identical to the one students will use during online testing.
Further guidance on calculator usage:
Reference Sheets for the 2015-2016 Ohio State Tests
A reference sheet may be used on the 2015-2016 Ohio State Mathematics Tests by all students in grades four and above. For paper-based testers, the math reference sheets will be included within the student test booklet. For online testers, the math reference sheet is embedded within the platform. A hard-copy may be provided to students during online testing but these need to be printed at the local level. Once testing is finished, test administrators must collect the math reference sheets and shred any that may contain student writing.
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's State Tests are available on the department's Test Results webpage.
Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grant
The Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership provides professional development opportunities especially for Ohio’s mathematics and science educators. For more information click here.
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: 11/9/2015 1:32:10 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 Ohio’s Learning 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.