Professional Resources for Social Studies Educators

This page contains valuable links to professional associations, instructional resources and research resources. The professional associations provide educators with opportunities to stay informed within their fields. The instructional resources include organizations and institutions that provide information for educators seeking practical and creative ways to implement standards-based instruction. The research resources provide theory, skills and strategies to build knowledge and understanding of standards and other related topics.

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Professional Associations

Instructional Resources

Research Resources

Assessment in Social Studies

Recent constraints on Ohio’s state budget have caused suspension of the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) for social studies at grades five and eight. School districts interested in monitoring student progress in social studies at these grade levels can use released items from the ODE or Success website to construct formative and summative assessments. Released items and tools necessary to create assessments related to OAA can be found on Ohio’s Statewide Testing website at http://portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/. Additional tools and resources for teams of teachers to use when planning for OAA instruction and assessment can be found in the Social Studies OAT Toolkit.

The Ohio Graduation Test for social studies remains operational as a graduation requirement for all of Ohio’s students. Released items and tools necessary to create assessments related to OGT also can be found on Ohio’s Statewide Testing website at http://portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/.

Last Modified: 5/8/2013 4:27:18 PM