Ohio's Learning Standards

In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted Ohio's Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics, the results of a multi-state effort. The board also has adopted Ohio's Learning Standards in science, social studies, fine arts, world languages, and several other subjects. These more rigorous standards, geared to college and career readiness, will drive learning in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015.

The Ohio Department of Education has worked with teams of teachers across the state to develop a model curriculum of teaching strategies and resources aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards. The State Board also has adopted model curriculum for most subjects. | Fact Sheet: Ohio's Learning Standards

Browse the links below to find the standards and model curriculum by subject and grade level.

Model Curriculum

Model Curriculum Resources

Adopted Standards

By following the links below, you will find content-specific standards. In addition, teachers will want to review the history of Ohio's standards review process provided at the bottom of this page.

English Language Arts


Social Studies



World Languages

Revision Process History

The standards revision process began with an international benchmarking research study, focused on the content standards of top-performing nations, to identify best practices from around the world. Other sources for the revision include expert reviews of the current standards, college- and career-readiness standards, and local stakeholder input.

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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.