Student Learning

Ohio's Learning Standards are intended to guide Ohio's K-12 educators as they help students become ready for success in college and careers..

In 2010, Ohio's State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CC) in English language arts and mathematics, and wrote new standards for science, social studies, and special subjects. In 2016, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) began revising the standards, responding to the experiences of Ohio educators. This started an ongoing improvement process that eventually will involve all of Ohio’s Learning Standards. For a timeline of revisions and details on individual area standards, visit the Standards Revision Overview on the ODE website.

Other recent changes in Ohio’s PreK-12 education system include student assessments, teacher evaluations, and school and district report cards. Early Learning and Development Standards guide Ohio's early education system, and a Third Grade Reading Guarantee legislates that students be proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade.
Public libraries can help students, parents, teachers, school librarians, and the community navigate the changes in Ohio's PreK-12 education system. Library staff in all areas have a role to play. Navigate the changing education landscape with definitions and explanations of topics in Ohio education; explore helpful resources and learning tools about PreK-12 education for public libraries; and take action at your library.


Ohio Department of Education Resources
Collections of resources for each of the areas of study in Ohio school curricula: math, English language arts, science, social studies, technology, computer science, world languages, fine arts, health education, physical education, and financial literacy.

Parents' Guides to Student Success
From the National PTA, these simple, clear, free guides include key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade. They also offer activities that parents can do to support their children's learning. The guides are available in English and Spanish, and in several formats. There is a guide for each grade from K-8, one for high school English, and one for high school math.

Public Libraries' Outreach Role in Reading and Support of Student Learning (PDF)
This document from the State Library of Ohio shows how public libraries benefit the K-12 community, and describes several initiatives by Ohio public libraries that support and contribute to student learning.

Ohio Library Council                    State Library of Ohio