Welcome to The ORC PROMISE: PROgram
Committees of Ohio teachers and teacher educators were commissioned by the Ohio Department of Education in
2005-06 to develop innovative, standards-based approaches to high school mathematics and science. These committees
constructed multiple, integrated, process-oriented outlines of 4-5 years of coursework in each discipline. ORC was
commissioned to enrich the teaching of the Program Models by:
- Developing pacing guides for each course,
- Identifying best practice lessons aligned with each topic, and
- Developing rich problems for mathematics and inquiries for science.