Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts
Request for Public Comments
The Department invites the education community to provide suggestions for improving Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts – Kindergarten. Read below for more information.
Ohio educators, many of whom engage daily with Ohio students, drove the process to make improvements to Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts as part of a periodic review. In many cases, the changes reflect instruction already taking place in Ohio’s classrooms. The clarifications in the revised standards will guide districts in modifying, not replacing their existing local curriculum, instructional plans and materials. In addition to the information available now, we will be providing additional resources to help educators learn about, and begin using, the revised standards.
Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts (revised 2017)
In 2015-2016, Ohio embarked on an updating process resulting in revised standards that the State Board of Education adopted in February 2017. The 2018-2019 Ohio's State Tests will assess the content of the revised 2017 standards.
Appendices to the Standards
The updated appendices to the standards reflect the revisions adopted in 2017 for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Go to our Instructional Strategies page to find more information on text complexity, as described in Appendix A.
These documents, represented by strand, show how the standards progress from kindergarten through grade 12 for each of the college and career readiness anchor standards.
Additional Resources for Understanding Ohio’s English Language Arts Learning Standards
Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts - Kindergarten, Request for Public Comments
Ohio’s dyslexia support laws
require the Ohio Department of Education, in conjunction with the Ohio Dyslexia Committee, to develop learning standards for kindergarten in reading and writing that incorporate a multisensory structured literacy program. The Department solicited a statewide working group of expert educators, literacy specialists, speech-language pathologists and administrators to review and update the existing kindergarten standards (published in 2018). The Department invites the education community to provide suggestions for improving Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts – Kindergarten
through a public comment survey.
The Ohio Dyslexia Committee and Kindergarten Standards Revision Working Group will review and consider all feedback. This survey, which will take 10-15 minutes to complete, will close on Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m.
Please send questions or additional comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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