Science Resources

Content Resources


Ohio’s Learning Standards


Depth of Knowledge (DoK) – Karis Hess Video

Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix (Math-Science CRM)

Close Reading (YouTube Video)  


Assessment Resources

Ohio Department of Education Resources

Student Practice Site – AIR Testing Portal

Assessment Resources – Sample Items, Test Blueprints, & PLDs

State Test Results

District/Building Report Cards

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs)

Grade 5 (coming soon…)

Grade 8


Tech Skills for Online Testing

College & Career Readiness Tools (Ohio Means Jobs)


Learning Task Resources

Tasks, Units, & Student Work (NYDE)

Sample Performance Tasks – Grades 3-8,11 (Mich Dept of Ed)


Technology Resources



Other Resources



Science – Gap Prevention Document

The tables in this document outline the specific standards that were previously covered in a specific year with the previous Academic Content Standards, but are now addressed earlier in the New Learning Standards. It is imperative that teachers supplement their curriculum to address the content listed in each grade level below to prevent educational “gaps.”

DownloadScience – Gap Prevention Document

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