Academic Content Standards

 

 

What are Academic Content Standards?

Ohio has adopted Academic Content Standards in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Technology, and the Arts. These standards provide Ohio teachers with "clear and rigorous expectations for all students". They describe what ALL students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Under these standards, Ohio students learn more and do more complex work as they progress through the grades. Ohio's Academic Standards provide clarity to teachers of what should be taught at each grade level. How the material will be taught is a local school and district decision.

 

Click on the links below to view the Academic Content Standards in:

READING: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?Page=3&TopicRelationID=305&Content=2416

MATH: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=333&Content=13794

SCIENCE: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=334&Content=16764

SOCIAL STUDIES: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=335&Content=12645

 

How is the material taught at Lexington Elementary?

Lexington Elementary School teachers met in collaborative team meetings with teachers from Marlboro and Washington Elementary Schools to review the Content Standards in depth. Indicators were rewritten in simple "I CAN" statements so students and parents know what students are learning. Teachers developed a pacing chart for each subject by nine week sessions. Click here to access a page where you can view these by grade, subject, and nine week session to see specific indicators your child is learning each nine weeks. Power standards (those determined by teachers to be crucial to the ongoing learning process) are typed in bold print. Parents receive individual progress reports on power standards along with the student report card each nine weeks.

 

 

What resources do Lexington teachers use to implement this instruction?

Marlington Elementary teachers use a variety of resources to teach the indicators, e.g. textbooks, supplemental materials, technology, manipulatives, and student work. Methods used are research based and best practice programs.

 

 

How are students assessed? How do we know they are learning?

All Marlington Elementary students participate in three levels of assessment.

1. Teachers continually assess FOR LEARNING (finding out what students know) and OF LEARNING (for a grade, after instruction).

2. At the end of each nine weeks, all K - 5 students participate in district wide common assessments over power standards for Reading and Math (Science and Social Studies common assessments will be added in the future.

3. State assessment of students involves diagnostic or achievement testing in grades K - 5. Diagnostic assessments identifies student work as "clearly on track" or "needs intervention". Achievement testing identifies levels of achievement: limited, basic, proficient, accelerated, and advanced. Refer to the chart below for Ohio's Implementation Schedule of Statewide Assessments (as per House Bill 3/Senate Bill2/House Bill 66.

2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
Kindergarten
Readiness Assessment
Readiness Assessment
Readiness Assessment
Readiness Assessment

Readiness Assessment

Grades 1 - 2

Diagnostics

R W M

Diagnostics

R W M

Diagnostics

R W M

Diagnostics

R W M

Diagnostics

R W M

Grade 3

Achievement

R M

Diagnostics

W

Achievement

R M

Diagnostics

W

Achievement

R M

Diagnostics

W

Achievement

R M

Diagnostics

W

Achievement

R M

Diagnostics

W

Grade 4

Achievement

R M W

Achievement

R M W

Achievement

R M W

Achievement

R M W

Achievement

R M W

Grade 5

Achievement

R M

Achievement

R M S SS

Achievement

R M S SS

Achievement

R M S SS

Achievement

R M S SS

Last Updated September 14, 2006