Initial List of Approved Core Curriculum and Instructional Materials in English Language Arts is Now Available

The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce is committed to working with schools and districts implementing the literacy requirements in statute. This message provides an update on the high-quality instructional materials literacy lists.

Core Instructional Materials

  • The initial list of approved core instructional materials was posted on Jan. 31. This list includes materials for prekindergarten and kindergarten through grade 5 approved under a phase 1 review.
    • These materials fully met expectations on EdReports and met the Department’s review criteria.
  • The list of core instructional materials that are currently under review for phase 2 was posted on Feb. 9. See that list here.
    • These materials met some expectations under EdReports and warrant additional Department review.
    • These vendors must submit additional materials for the phase 2 review by Feb. 16.
  • The Department anticipates posting the materials approved in phase 2 on March 1.
    • If a vendor does not pass phase 2, there will be a two-week appeals process.

Intervention Materials

  • The request for applications for intervention materials for prekindergarten through grade 12 opened Jan. 22.
    • Vendors may submit an Intent to Apply by Feb. 22.
    • The Program Review Application is due Feb. 29.
  • The initial list of approved intervention materials will be posted in April.

Additional information is available on the High-quality Instructional Materials for English Language Arts webpage. Find information about implementation on the High-quality Instructional Materials FAQs webpage.

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