The State Board of Education has adopted the more rigorous Ohio’s New Learning Standards: Science as part of Ohio's Learning Standards for academic learning. The Ohio Department of Education advised Ohio classrooms to fully adopt the Ohio's Learning Standards for kindergarten to grade 12 by 2014-2015. Ohio is now basing its state assessments on these standards.
The Next Generation Science Standards were released by Achieve April 9, 2013. Ohio continues to review the NGSS document for the purpose of identifying related resources and strategies that schools can use to support Ohio’s Learning Standards in Science, which began serving as the foundation for Ohio’s State Tests in Science in 2014-2015.