Ohio’s Learning Standards Extended
Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E) also are commonly known as "the extended standards." These standards help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge. At the same time, the extended standards are designed to maintain the rigor and high expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards.
The Offices for Curriculum, Assessment and Exceptional Children have worked collaboratively since July 2011 in the creation of extensions to Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Math as well as the revised standards for Science and Social Studies. A committee comprised of special educators, regular educators, parents, administrators and other stakeholders in Ohio came together in the writing of these extensions to be used for students participating in the Alternate Assessment.
Each subject area has its own link below. As these are intended to be printed, there are blank pages inserted so as to keep the true design nature of this document intact. The standards are always meant to be displayed on the left page with the extensions on the right page.
Comment period now open for revisions to Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended in science and social studies
The Ohio Department of Education invites Ohioans to submit suggestions through March 12, 2018 as part of a periodic update process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in Science and Social Studies – Extended. Through the feedback, the Department can ensure the extended standards reflect the experience that Ohio educators and parents have gained with the extended standards during the past five years since they were first adopted. Through this periodic review, our state aims to better prepare students for the changing expectations of their options after high school.
All Ohioans can share their thoughts about the standards through a survey accessible here that is open through March 12, 2018.
Documents and Resources for Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E)
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers online instructional modules for Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E). Educators can earn contact hours for completing these modules, which can be accessed at ohextendedstandards.org.
For more information on the extended standards, contact:
Andrew.Hinkle@education.ohio.gov, Office for Exceptional Children
Last Modified: 2/8/2018 7:01:57 AM