common-core1In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, the results of a multi-state effort. The board also adopted more rigorous versions of Ohio’s academic content standards in science and social studies. All four sets of standards will underpin teaching in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, but schools are encouraged to begin using the standards now to prepare students for corresponding assessments that begin in 2014-2015.

The Ohio Department of Education has worked with teams of teachers across Ohio to develop a model curriculum of teaching strategies and resources aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards. The State Board of Education adopted the model curriculum in March 2011.

Below are links to the sample items for three grade bands. If you have problems opening the link, you may copy it and paste it into your browser.

Grade 3-5  

Grade 6-8

High School

PARCC also is offering online tutorials that demonstrate how girls and boys will navigate the math and English language arts tests. Teachers and students can access them at Also, more information can be found at

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