Ohio’s Learning Standards outline the skills and knowledge that will help students become ready for success in college and careers. Ohio educators have gained valuable experience with the standards since they began teaching with them several years ago.
Each time the Department begins a review of standards, they ask for public feedback through a survey to guide the work. Later, they also ask for public comment on proposed changes.
The Ohio Department of Education began with public review of the English language arts and mathematics standards in 2016. The State Board of Education approved suggested improvements to those standards in February 2017. The Department began working with educators to update Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy. The Department’s objective is to make sure the standards still promote the knowledge and skills colleges and employers tell us are most important.
Advisory committees of representatives from several statewide education associations select standards to be updated, based on the survey suggestions. Working groups of teachers with expertise in the various areas then draft proposed changes. Finally, the Ohio Department of Education asks the State Board of Education to adopt these updates.