Ohio's Career-Technical Content Standards Revision Overview

As part of the revision process for the Business Career Field Technical Content Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education is seeking stakeholder feedback on the current standards. The Business Career Field Technical Content Standards Public Comment Survey will be open from April 1st-May 31st, 2021. Thank you in advance for your participation on behalf of Ohio’s students!

If you have additional questions, please contact Brenna Bartlett at Brenna.Bartlett@education.ohio.gov.
The Office of Career-Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education schedules revisions of its Career Field Content Standards on a rotating basis. This year Business and Administrative Services, Finance and Marketing career fields will be revised.

The department seeks feedback from educators, community members, and industry professionals as each career field standards are reviewed and revised. We are committed to making sure our students learn the rigorous, industry-relevant knowledge and skills they need to be successful in careers and college.

This review process will ensure that our standards are:

  • Clearly written;
  • Industry relevant;
  • Aligned with what students learn in postsecondary programs; and
  • In sync with industry credential requirements.

How will the public be involved?

The Ohio Department of Education initially is inviting feedback on the standards through a survey beginning in March.

What happens to your suggestions?

An advisory committee of education and industry leaders use the survey feedback to select standards for review. The committee then provides direction to working groups of subject matter experts for each area, and the working groups will return to the advisory committee with proposed revisions. Ultimately, the Department will adopt the revised standards.


Career Field Standards Revisions Timeline



Ohioans submit suggestions for improvements through an online survey. March - April
Industry advisory committees review survey suggestions and current standards to provide revisions to working groups of Ohio teachers. August
Teacher workgroup members review suggested changes to revise the standards. September
Office of Career-Technical Education drafts standards. Fall
Validate revisions with industry advisory committees. Fall
Post draft standards for career field. Winter
Course development. Winter
Finalize and post courses for educator use. Spring


Career-Technical Content Standards Revision Schedule

Career Field


Arts and Communication and Agricultural and Environmental Systems 2022-23
Information Technology 2023-24

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