The Ohio Council for the Social Studies has as one of its main charges to “advocate for the vital role of social studies” (OCSS Mission Statement, 2002) in serving as the premier voice for social studies professionals in Ohio. Each year, members of our strategic planning group work in concert with Higher Education SIG members to research and bring forward relevant proposed initiatives to our Executive Board to advance and strengthen social studies education in our state.
Each year, OCSS members and non-members that are active in Ohio social studies classrooms are invited to complete a "State of the Social Studies in Ohio Survey". Research findings by this OCSS working group are published annually . Results from previous years can be found below.