The State Board of Education has adopted the more rigorous Ohio Revised Science Content Standards as part of Ohio's Learning Standards for academic learning. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 Ohio's Learning Standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, when assessments that align to the standards are in place.

Achieve released April 9, 2013, the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As a lead state in the national initiative, Ohio will review the document to determine what future action should be taken. Both the Ohio Department of Education and Achieve advise schools to continue using Ohio’s Learning Standards to guide curriculum and instruction. Ohio’s State Tests in science, beginning in 2014-2015, will continue to be based on Ohio’s Learning Standards.

Ohio's Learning Standards

Addtional Resources for Diverse Learners

Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grant

The Ohio Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) 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: 9/30/2015 2:39:03 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.