Confidence in Our Children’s Futures

Ohio’s Learning Standards are designed to challenge and motivate our students, preparing them for success in college, on the job, and in life.

The standards are a list of things students need to know and be able to do in our modern society, to be ready for college or work. They don’t include curriculum, books, or teaching instructions. All of these education essentials remain under the control of local school districts, where they belong.

Some say standards are “one size fits all,” because they are minimum expectations. In some cases, it is helpful to set standards, both at a basic and more advanced level. One example of this is driver’s licenses. In order to obtain a driver’s license, each of us must know what a stop sign is. Yet we must also know how to operate a vehicle in challenging weather conditions.

Parents can support what their children are learning because expectations at each grade level are clear, thanks to Ohio’s Learning Standards. When parents clearly understand what students need to know, they can better support learning at home.

With the new standards, parents can feel confident in each child’s future because Ohio’s standards are designed with long-term success in mind—they prepare students to leave high school ready for a job or college study—without needing remedial course work.

Homework Help Desk

Do you have a question about your child’s homework? You can visit the Homework Help Desk for answers, helpful videos or have your question answered by a trained teacher! For more information, watch the video below.

Draft Overview of Ohio’s State Plan

The Ohio Department of Education has released the draft overview of Ohio’s State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act; They are interested in hearing from you. If you would like to review the plan and submit your feedback, click here.

Telephone Town Halls

In order to help parents better understand their children’s educations, The Ohio Standard Coalition hosted seven tele-town halls across the state of Ohio in late October, early November, 2015. Along with the Ohio Department of Education, we spoke about Ohio’s Learning Standards and tests and answered questions from parents. Click here to read the original flyer.

Parent Guides

The Ohio Standard is excited to introduce new Parent Guides to Student Success for English Language Arts and mathematics. Co-developed by the National and Ohio PTAs with input from The Ohio Standard, each guide offers parents an example of the new standards and the knowledge and skills children will gain at each grade level, as well as activities they can do with each student to reinforce learning at home.

Helpful Links for Parents