Over the next few years there are big changes coming to education in Ohio. The way that teachers are evaluated, the types of tests students are required to take for graduation, and the curriculum that is taught in the classroom are just three of many things that District teachers and administrators are hard at work preparing for. As a school district, we believe it is important to provide resources that will help all who have an interest in education understand these changes.
For parents, one of the most important items is how English and Math instruction are changing, both in the classroom and in the ways in which students are tested. Ohio, along with 44 other states, has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English and Math. Beginning in the fall of 2013, the District will transition all English and Math classes to new curriculum maps that are aligned with the Common Core Standards. For information on what will be changing at each grade level, please click here to access a teaching site that divides the information both by grade and subject.
Below are short informational summaries on all of the changes that are currently underway. Produced by the Ohio Department of Education, these provide easy to understand summaries of what the changes are, the timeline for the change, and how the changes will impact students, school districts, and communities.
While change can be difficult at times, it is the belief of the Hamilton City School District that the changes will aide in our mission to help prepare every one of our students to be well equipped to meet the challenges of an ever evolving and complex world upon graduating from Hamilton High.