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  • Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages

    On June 12, 2012, the State Board of Education unanimously adopted Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages. The standards are composed of a set of three independent standards documents, which are aligned with Ohio’s primary world language program articulations:

    a. Kindergarten through 12th grade;

    b. 6th through 12th grades; and

    c. 9th through 12th grades.

    At Jackson we have a 6th through 12th grade track for a limited number of Spanish students. However, most students begin language instruction in 8th grade and some in 9th grade. In addition, we have students beginning a second language or changing languages at all grade levels. Our 8th grade students get high school credit for level 1 and use the 9th grade standards. Therefore, our curriculum is based on the 9th through 12th grade sequence of instruction.

    The new Learning Standards were first introduced in Ohio classrooms during the 2013-2014 school year, and we have fully implemented these standards based on Communication and Culture into our Jackson curriculum.

    All information about Ohio's New Learning Standards for World Languages can be found on the ODE World Languages Site, as well as Model Curriculum, resources for the classroom, and other pertinent information about world language pedagogy.