Latest News – Standards Revision

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This year, educators statewide are assisting the Ohio Department of Education in updating Ohio’s Learning Standards, beginning with those in English language arts and mathematics. Through this feedback, we can ensure the standards reflect the experience that Ohio educators and parents have gained with the standards during the past five years since they were first adopted. Through this periodic standards review, our state aims to better prepare students for the changing expectations of colleges and employers. The revision of Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy will begin in late fall 2016.

Survey about Draft Revised Standards Now Available

An online survey is now open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 1 for interested groups and individuals who wish to review and comment on the draft revisions to Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Use the “Review the Standards” button below to access the standards revision survey.

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Advisory committees of education leaders reviewed more than 1,000 comments received through an initial standards review survey that ran Feb. 24 to April 5. The committees selected which standards called for revision. Members of educator working groups for both English language arts and mathematics then proposed the revisions under an advisory committee’s oversight.

Resources – English Language Arts and Mathematics

Advisory Committees and Working Group

A total of 26 members representing 18 statewide educational organizations are serving on the English language arts and mathematics advisory committees, along with two co-chairs per group who are content experts.

Under the direction of an advisory committee, 69 working group members are suggesting actual revisions to the standards. Group participants have extensive knowledge and experience with the standards. They also represent all grade levels from various types of schools statewide. 

Timeline

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS

In early August, the advisory committees will review results from the survey about the draft revised standards and refer to the working groups any further revisions needed. The State Board of Education and Senate and House education committees will receive the proposed standards revisions in September and the approval process will continue through the fall.

Our goal is to prepare materials in 2017 that will support educators as they begin transitioning to the revised standards in the 2017-2018 school year.

SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

The revision process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy will begin in fall 2016. At that time, we will announce the tentative schedule for review and approval of these revised standards.

More Information about  Standards Revision Process 

For More Information

standardsrevision@education.ohio.gov 

Last Modified: 7/28/2016 4:40:03 PM