Academic standards and model curriculum
The language was slightly revised in 2014.
(A)(1) The state board of education periodically shall adopt statewide academic standards with emphasis on coherence, focus, and essential knowledge and that are more challenging and demanding when compared to international standards for each of grades kindergarten through twelve in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
(a) The state board shall ensure that the standards do all of the following:
(i) Include the essential academic content and skills that students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level that will allow each student to be prepared for postsecondary instruction and the workplace for success in the twenty-first century;
(ii) Include the development of skill sets that promote information, media, and technological literacy.