Curriculum & Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction Department provides instructional resources, leadership and training to support rigorous learning opportunities in the classroom, which result in successful completion of a high quality school experience for all students.


July 2013

8/12/13 ODE released a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan Template for students identified as "Off Track". Go here to view.

Ohio Selects PSAT for New College-Career Readiness Assessment

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio high school sophomores will take the PSAT assessment beginning in October 2014 so that students will know if they are on course to graduate ready for college or a career. Learn more...

8/5/13 Read 180 Training: Career and College Readiness for ALL students is our goal!  So, several teachers in grades 4-8 took the last few days of their summer to attend READ 180 training. Read more - elementary
7/30/13 Third Grade Reading Guarantee Family Resources - Learn more
7/22/13 According to ODE, Ohio General Assembly changes teacher evaluation rating "Proficient" to "Skilled." Learn more...
7/19/13 The new ODE Diagnostic Assessment screeners and full measures will be available by August 1, 2013.  Previously used materials will not be used for the 2013-2014 school year. Learn more about diagnostic materials on this ODE link.
7/18/13 In accordance to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Physical Education Evaluation 2013-2014

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, a physical education evaluation will be included as an indicator on the Local Report Card. Senate Bill 210 (SB 210), which was signed into law in June 2010, includes four components that will make up a report card indicator. To read more check out this link.

7/18/13 In accordance to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), recent legislation strengthened the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to give greater emphasis to reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Through this initiative, school districts and community schools will diagnose reading deficiencies in students at grades kindergarten through three, create individualized reading improvement and monitoring plans and provide intensive reading interventions. The new law also includes additional requirements for school districts and community schools. Please go on this link below to view the Third Grade Reading Guarantee video from ODE.
7/16/13 PARCC has released information on assessment blueprints and testing specifications.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Information 

To obtain the latest news regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee go here. The Ohio Department of Education has created a FAQs section for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. To view the FAQs section, please go here. Additional links regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee are listed below:

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Video 

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Ohio is changing the way it measures and rates the performance of schools and districts. The 2012-2013 school and district report cards will grade schools and districts on a mix of new and previously used items with an A-F letter-grade system.

Go here for more information or on the video below to watch a webinar about Ohio's New Report Card coming in 2015.

To view all content, download either:

Student Learning Objectives (SLO's)

Video Part 1: By ODE's Katrina Wagoner

Video Part 2: By ODE's Carolyn Everidge-Frey