Resources for Families
Ohio Department of Education Homepage
Ohio Department of Education Family Homepage
Offers a list of programs and opportunities for parents to get more involved in their children’s education, information on Ohio’s education system, and links to educational tools and additional resources.
Family Standards Guides for specific grades
These PDFs offer easy-to-understand explanations of the standards and activities that parents can do with their children at home to help them gain the needed skills.
Helpful Links for Families
These links lead to helpful informational Web sites sponsored by state and federal governments, and family and community organizations. The sites deal with a variety
issues pertaining to families.
Ohio Department of Education Performance Level Descriptors
For examples of the skills associated with each performance level for each achievement assessment, see this Web site.
Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
A guide for families with children in kindergarten through grade 3.
La Lectura es lo Primero Como ayudar a su hijo a aprender a leer
A guide for Spanish-speaking families with children in kindergarten through grade 3.
Includes links to information on raising a child who reads, fast facts on reading and information on starting a community reading program.
Public Libraries By County Web Site
To search for public libraries in your county, see this Web site.
Resources for Educators
Ohio Department of Education Homepage - Test blueprints, manuals and practice tests
This page can be used to link to the Ohio Department of Education Web page that has achievement assessment information for teachers and administrators, including test blueprints, manuals and practice tests.
Ohio’s Instructional Management System
- On the Instructional Management System (IMS), you can find the information and tools you need to plan and implement standards-based education.
- The IMS contains Ohio’s Academic Content Standards and Model Curricula.
- The Assessment section contains released items from state achievement assessments.
- Exemplar lessons and units developed by teams of Ohioans are found in the Teaching, Learning, Lessons, and Units section.
- The Research, Resources and Tools section summarizes research in each content area and provides other curricular tools.
STARS - System to Achieve Results for Students
Calendar and registration for high-quality, standards-aligned professional development.
Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science and Reading
A wealth of support for standards-based education, including peer-reviewed lessons aligned to Ohio’s academic content standards, professional development resources, assessment and general
America Reads - Educators: What Can You Do?
Includes action steps, qualities of an effective teacher, links to free posters, etc.
Blue Ribbon Schools: How Principals Promote Reading
Lists successful reading strategies employed by principals at Blue Ribbon Schools.