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Content Standards

Ohio's Technology Learning Standards (updated 2017)

The 2017 Ohio Learning Standards in Technology define what students need to know and be able to do to succeed in a technological world. Revised from the 2003 Ohio Technology Academic Content Standards, the 2017 standards incorporate three key technology disciplines: 

  • Information and Communication Technology - The understanding and application of digital learning tools for accessing, creating, evaluating, applying and communicating ideas and information.
  • Society and Technology - The interconnectedness of technology, self, society and the natural world, specifically addressing the ethical, legal, political and global impact of technology.
  • Design and Technology - Addresses the nature of technology to develop and improve products and systems over time to meet human/societal needs and wants through design processes


Ohio's Computer Science Standards (created 2019) 

5th Grade     6th Grade     7th Grade     8th Grade

Ohio’s Computer Science Standards and Model Curriculum are organized in the following strands:

  • Computing Systems - Addresses how devices, including hardware and software, interact to accomplish tasks and how students can troubleshoot computing systems when they do not work as intended.
  • Networks and the Internet - Addresses how networks connect to share information and resources and how students can apply cybersecurity concepts to protect information.
  • Data and Analysis - Addresses how data can be collected and stored; analyzed and communicated; and used to make more accurate predictions.
  • Algorithmic Thinking and Programming - Addresses program development, including the use of algorithms, variables, control structures and modules.
  • Impacts of Computing – Addresses computing’s influence on our world by examining the relationship between computing and culture, computing’s impact on social interaction, and legal and ethical implications of computing.