The new state standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K–12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the current standards in English language arts and mathematics as a result of a multi-state effort. Those standards have been in use in Ohio classrooms since the 2014-2015 school year.
The board also has adopted Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies, fine arts, world languages and several other subjects.
Descriptions of the standards are available online through the Ohio Department of Education.