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. 

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: 4/9/2018 10:53:37 AM