For Immediate ReleaseThe Ohio Department of Education plans to update Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy in the next year and is giving Buckeye state residents a chance to have a say. Now through Jan. 9, all Ohioans can submit comments and suggestions about the standards through an online survey
Nov. 18, 2016
Nov. 18, 2016
“Ohio’s Learning Standards define the academic knowledge and skills Ohio students need to succeed in college, careers and life,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “We value feedback and input from teachers, parents and community members as we update the standards to better meet the expectations of colleges and employers.”
Survey takers can review each standard, make comments and indicate whether or not they believe it requires a change. After the survey closes, representatives from Ohio educational organizations serving on advisory committees will review the survey results and identify standards that need to be revised. Separate work groups of educators will propose actual language changes to the standards.
When the draft revisions are ready next spring, the Department will hold a second public comment period. Tentatively, the updated science, social studies and financial literacy standards will be ready to use beginning in 2018-2019.
Last year, the Department began updating the state’s English language arts and mathematics learning standards. This process is due to be finished in early 2017, so that teachers can begin using the revised standards in 2017-2018.