Students are Ohio’s future. The education we provide our children impacts how they grow and become prepared for success in college or on the job. Investing in our students’ education supports every Ohioan’s future. To improve that education, Ohio’s students are learning under standards in mathematics, English, science, and social studies.

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  • Discover how Ohio’s Learning Standards are taking shape.
  • Learn more about why The Ohio Standard exists, and come back often for updates.
  • Access resources to explain how the new standards are accelerating student learning

Practicing Ohio teachers know some of the most important people supporting their work are the parents of their students. The more parents know and understand what their children are expected to learn and do in the classroom, the more parents are able to support their children’s learning at home. The result of this support is increased student confidence and success.

As Ohio has transitioned into new standards, teachers know what they do in their classrooms looks different from what they experienced ourselves as students. The materials provided here are designed to help schools share information with parents about the learning standards in English language arts and math for grades K-5 so that parents can better understand what is expected at school and how they can support their children’s learning at home.

We encourage you to take a look at the resources provided here and make use of them in your schools. Once you’ve decided to host a parent information night, go to the Presentation tab and download the Checklist. This step-by-step checklist gives you everything you need to do in order to host a successful parent information night.

10 Facts about Ohio’s Learning Standards

  1. Ohio’s Learning Standards in mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies
    identify the “what” of learning – the knowledge and skills Ohio students need to b e successful in college, careers and life. The standards do not tell local education systems how to teach. That is still determined at the local level and by teachers.
  2. Having learning standards is not new for Ohio; our state has had some form of standards since 2001. The State Board of Education voluntarily adopted the current standards in 2010 after it was called on by the General Assembly to revise and improve Ohio’s learning standards to set higher expectations for our students.
  3. Curriculum, instructional materials, homework, textbooks, teaching techniques, and literature selections are all still determined at the local level — teachers, principals, superintendents, and parents will decide how the standards are to be met. Ohio’s current learning standards do not change that.
  4. Ohio’s math and English language arts standards are owned by Ohio. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) originally copyrighted these learning standards because they are also being used by many other states, and copyrighting ensures that the standards are printed accurately across publications. The copyright on the standards does not prohibit Ohio from making changes to them.
  5. Ohio’s Learning Standards do not represent a federal takeover of education. There was no federal involvement and no federal resources used in the development of the standards.
  6. Ohio has some of the most stringent students – data privacy protection laws in the country (which were reiterated in Ohio H.B. 487) and Ohio’s Learning Standards do not change how student data is collected or shared. Student names and identities continue to be protected through Ohio’s unique student identifier and other state laws.
  7. H.B. 487, passed by the Ohio General Assembly in June 2014, required the creation of learning review committees for learning standards and assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Membership of these committees was announced in November 2014. Members currently are reviewing those standards and assessments.
  8. The adoption and implementation of the standards do not affect the right or ability of parents to homeschool their children or prescribe the manner in which parents will home school their children.
  9. These standards are evidenced‐based and were developed by practiced teachers. They were developed with careful use of a large and growing body of research including scholarly research, surveys on what skills are required of students entering college and workforce training programs, assessment data identifying college and career ready performance, and comparisons to standards from high-performing states and nations.
  10. A broad base of organizations across many sectors support Ohio’s Learning Standards, including those representing parents, teachers, superintendents, principals, business leaders, higher education, philanthropy and civil rights advocates.


A team of education, business, and community leaders who support Ohio’s Learning Standards, high-quality, aligned state assessments and transparency of student outcomes. Members believe that Ohio’s students deserve the best education, both to brighten their futures and to improve the quality of life and business climate for all Ohioans. Together, they will reach One Goal: Student Success.

  • Alliance for High Quality Education
  • Battelle
  • Battelle for Kids
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators
  • Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Coalition of Rural & Appalachian Schools
  • Columbus Partnership
  • Columbus Urban League
  • Eastern Ohio P–16
  • El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.
  • GAR Foundation
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Gund Foundation
  • Inter-University Council of Ohio
  • KnowledgeWorks
  • Learn to Earn Dayton
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Institute for Latino School Leaders
  • Nordson Corporation Foundation
  • Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Ohio ASCD
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges
  • Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
  • Ohio Association of School Business Officials
  • Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
  • Ohio Business Roundtable
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Ohio Education Association
  • Ohio ESC Association
  • Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Ohio Hispanic Coalition
  • Ohio Latino Connection
  • Ohio Mathematics and Science Coalition
  • Ohio PTA
  • Ohio School Boards Association
  • Ohio State Board of Education
  • Ohio STEM Learning Network
  • Philanthropy Ohio
  • REACHigher (Lorain P–16)
  • State University Education Deans
  • Strive Partnership
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Urban League of Greater Cleveland
  • Urban League of Southwest Ohio

The Ohio Standard is a team of education, business, and community organizations dedicated to supporting Ohio’s Learning Standards. Formed in 2013 by a broad base of supporters, they have dedicated ourselves to successful adoption and implementation of the new standards in our state for English, math, science, and social studies.

You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. Please follow us and read our updates here. We’ve been eager to share with you what we’ve been learning from educators across the state who are implementing our standards.

We’ll post the most current and reliable sources of information on Ohio’s Learning Standards on our site. Check out our downloadable materials for anyone interested in learning more.

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