State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732


Resource Links for Districts, Schools, and Teachers

Third Grade Guarantee

District, School, and Teacher Support Toolbox

The Ohio Department of Education strives to build a solid literacy foundation for all students through the implemen-tation of quality language and literacy practices. The purpose of this toolbox is to assist districts, schools and teachers in implementing evidence-based language and literacy instruc-tion and has organized available tools around instruction, lesson design, and assessment. Materials contained in Ohio’s Early Literacy Toolbox are drawn from both internal and external sources and will evolve over time. Materials and resources posted are for informational use only.

Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement - January 2020


The Ohio Department of Education aims to increase student achievement through improving language and literacy out-comes for all students. A successful language and literacy framework is built on five interrelated components—teacher capacity, shared leadership, multi-tiered systems of support, parent partnerships and community collaboration.