Approved List of Core Curriculum and Instructional Materials

Under ORC 3313.6028(B), the Department is responsible for establishing a list of English language arts core curriculum and instructional materials aligned with the science of reading and effective literacy instruction strategies.

The Department’s list of approved core curriculum and instructional materials is provided below and includes all materials that met the required criteria for prekindergarten and kindergarten-grade 5. The review process is ongoing for vendors that may have elected to appeal the Department’s Phase 2 decision.

To learn more about approved core curriculum and instructional materials, including contact information and program details provided by the respective vendor, access the hyperlinked product title. Full vendor and program information for newly approved materials will be available in early March. 

While all vendors on the approved list meet the standards for High Quality Instructional Materials in English Language Arts, districts and schools should carefully review materials to determine which materials best meet the needs of their students and educators.

Prekindergarten

Materials approved in this grade band provide comprehensive language and literacy instruction for prekindergarten.

  • Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) PreK (2014) | Amplify, Inc.
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 6th Edition (2016) | Teaching Strategies, LLC
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • Curiosity Corner, 2nd Edition (2013) | Success for All Foundation
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • Frog Street Pre-K (2020) | Frog Street Press, LLC
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • HighScope Preschool Curriculum, 2nd Edition (2012) | HighScope Educational Research Foundation
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • PreK On My Way (PKOMW), 1st Edition (2020) | Scholastic Inc.
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • Ready to Advance (2022) | Benchmark Education Company
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten
  • World of Wonders (2017) | McGraw Hill LLC 
    • Grades of Instructional Programming: Prekindergarten

Kindergarten-Grade 5

Core Comprehensive English Language Arts

Materials approved in this grade band provide comprehensive instruction in K-2 English language arts, aligned with standards, grade-level content and strategies for effective literacy instruction.

Core No Foundational Skills

Materials approved in this grade band provide instruction in K-2 English language arts, except for foundational skills, aligned with standards and strategies for effective literacy instruction. Districts and schools must pair a core no foundational skills program with a foundational skills program in implementation.

Supplemental Foundational Skills

Materials approved in this grade band provide comprehensive foundational skills instruction only, aligned with standards and strategies for effective literacy instruction. Districts and schools must pair a supplemental foundational skills program with a core program in implementation.

Last Modified: 3/1/2024 3:16:27 PM