This page contains the standards in three different document formats: PDF,
Rich Text (RTF) and XML; which allow a variety of users to access, sort and
repurpose the English Language Arts Academic Content Standards. While each
format contains the same content, all three have very different purposes and
user groups. The descriptions detail each type of document to help you decide
which type most closely fits your needs.
The PDF file is most convenient to use when you are simply
reading the document on your computer or printing the pages. This document
type including the format, pagination and graphics corresponds directly to the
print documents which were mailed to the schools. In order to open and view
the PDF files you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer. One other note, unless you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your
computer, you will not be able to edit or copy the document
If you need to download the reader,
Academic Content Standards (PDF)- Adopted by State Board of Education
This version of the Academic Content Standards document
appears as separate files for some of the sections of the document. These
files may be used in conjunction with a variety of word-processing
applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Note Pad, WordPad,
etc. These files are provided for those who wish to cut/paste or edit the
content for their own documents/uses such as lesson plans or curriculum
documents. As noted above the content is exactly the same as the PDF file.
There may be some differences in formatting and pagination depending on the
word-processing application being used. In addition some graphics have been
omitted in order to limit the size of the document and thus the amount of
memory required to open the files.
Sections of the English Language Arts Standards Document
and Indicators by Standard (RTF/Microsoft Word Document)
Benchmarks and Indicators by Grade-Level (RTF/Microsoft Word Document)
The XML files and corresponding DTD are provided for those
who are planning to or already have an educational management system in place.
The information in these files is intended to be used by information
technology professionals. As such XML files are not suitable for viewing,
copying/pasting or printing.
Contained within each of these files are the standards, benchmarks and
indicators in an aligned order for that particular content area. Each
element contained within the XML file has been “tagged” with a system of
unique character strings commonly referred to as the Ohio Standard Identifier
Code (OSIC). The corresponding OSIC document contained within the XML folder
details how the OSIC is made up of up to eight string character sections that
describe a path from general (content area) to specific (indicator).
Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators XML file
To download the Composite English Language Arts XML document, right click on
the link below and choose, "Save As."
Composite English Language Arts (XML Document – 714 KB) -
DTD File - Updated 6/30/03
Ohio Standard Identifier Code (PDF) - Version 1.2 Updated
Please be advised these documents vary in size, as such download times will