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 fall 2016.

Proposed standards in English language arts and mathematics

A survey seeking comment on proposed revisions to Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics closed Aug. 1. Feedback from those who participated in an initial survey earlier this year served as the starting point for the suggested revisions.
Advisory committees will review comments about the proposed changes and refer to the working groups 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. 

How are educators involved with standards revisions?

Advisory committees of education leaders began the revision process for English language arts and mathematics standards by reviewing more than 1,000 comments received through an initial survey this spring. The committees selected which standards called for revision. Members of educator working groups then proposed the revisions under an advisory committee’s oversight.

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 advisory committees, 69 working group members are suggesting standards revisions. Group participants have extensive experience with the standards. They also represent all grade levels from various types of schools statewide. 

Resources – English language arts and mathematics

Science, social studies and financial literacy standards

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 the standards revision process 

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Last Modified: 9/30/2016 11:21:47 AM