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INFOhio supports  Ohio's Academic Content Standards 
INFOhio works closely with the Ohio Department of Education to provide students, teachers and parents with resources that support and supplement Ohio's Academic Content Standards. The following resources will help Ohio's educational community stay up-to-date on revisions to the Ohio standards and how INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources align with each of the Academic Content Standards.

Ohio Department of Education Resources
The Ohio Academic Content Standards in Revision
In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics as well as the revisions to Ohio's academic content standards in science and social studies. The standards will be effective in 2014-2015 when newly aligned assessments also will be implemented. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) has been selected as the assessment organization to design the assessments correlated to the Common Core and Revised Standards.

2010 Adopted Standards and Model Curricula
By following the links below, you will find content-specific standards. Notice also the Crosswalk document links for each revised standard.  These Crosswalks summarize the relationship between the 2002 and 2010 Academic Content Standards in each discipline.  Additionally, ODE continues its work with the development of a Model Curriculum for each Common Core or Revised academic content standard, which will be a web-based tool for educators.

English Language Arts

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Early Learning Standards

2001-2002 Ohio Academic Content Standards (adopted starting in 2001) contain links to all content standards in downloadable formats, as well as additional links to explanations about the standards.

Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs links to Library Guidelines and other resources that are part of ODE's standards-based approach to school library programs.

How Can I Use the Standards? explains the rationale for standards for district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and policy makers.

Academic Content Standards Frequently Asked Questions answers the how and why of using standards.

Standards Guides for Families summarizes Ohio's Academic Content Standards, providing what is expected of students in each grade, K-8, with tips and activities.

Testing and Assessment provides access to information relating to the Ohio Achievement Tests, Ohio Graduation Tests, practice tests and other national testing documents.

Instructional Management System provides links to the content standards, lesson and unit plans, assessments, research and resources, standards-based education and programmatic improvement. This database is searchable by content area, grade bands or keywords. Includes Resources for Ohio's Achievement Tests (OAT).

ODE Newsletters

Ides of ODE is published monthly by the offices of curriculum, instruction and assessment, which contains important curriculum and assessment news. Sign up for this newsletter through the ODE page.

Tools for Teachers gives timely tips on licensure, awards, professional development opportunities and model lesson plans. Sign up for this newsletter through the ODE page.

Professional Development explains the National Board Certification process along with listing seminars and coursework important to the teaching profession.

National Standards/Skills Resources

AASL Guidelines and Standards is the home for the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner as well as the Common Core Crosswalk for comparing AASL standards to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards.  This site also links to Standards for the 21st Century Learner Lesson Plan database. 

Common Core Standards Initiative - This site has the complete Common Core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS for Students) - International Society for Technology in Education, 2007.

Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS for Teachers) - International Society for Technology in Education, 2008.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills - The Partnership has developed a Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills.

National PTA, Parent's Guide to Student Success - a grade level by grade level guide to the Common Core Standards.

INFOhio Standards-based and Inquiry Resources

INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources by Grade Band - K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12

INFOhio's DIALOGUE Model: The Inquiry and Knowledge Building Process has taken a graphical approach to incorporating information literacy skills, national standards, instructional strategies and a variety of electronic resources.

INFOhio's 21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success is a self-directed program created for Ohio educators to explore and engage in web 2.0 technologies and 21st Century Learning Skills.  Each of the 21 Things link directly to the AASL Standards for the 21 Century Learner, ISTE NETS-T  and NETS-S standards and Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

INFOhio's Preparing 21st Century Ohio Learners for Success promotes college and career readiness resources.

Ohio School Library Evidence-based Resources

ODE Checklists - Prepared by the Institute for Information Literacy Education (ILILE) to support Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards, including major subject areas and library guidelines.  NOTE: These checklists are based on the 2001-2002 Ohio Academic Content Standards.

School Libraries Work, 2008 Edition - Scholastic Inc. report that summarizes research on the effectiveness of school libraries. [PDF 28 pgs]

Student Learning through Ohio School Libraries : The Ohio Research Study - Summarizes research into how school libraries help students learn and provides tools school librarians can use to track their impact on learning.

TRAILS (Tools for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) is an ILILE tool for library media specialists and teachers to assess the information literacy skills of their students. It is completely Web-based and freely available for use. Includes pre-tests, post-tests and assessments by information literacy competency categories for grades 3, 6, 9, and 12. NOTE: These assessments are based on the 2001-2002 Ohio Academic Content Standards.


Last Updated on January 5, 2012