The following are documents that have been prepared by the Office of Research and Analysis for the Oregon Legislature.
Report on Rulemaking (HB 4106) 2016
House Bill 4106 directed state agencies to report annually on their rulemaking actions, both permanent and temporary. This report includes rulemaking actions for 2016 taken by the State Board of Education, Fair Dismissal Appeals Board, Early Learning Council and Youth Development Council. The Department of Education provides administrative support to all of these boards and councils.
Oregon English Language Learner Report
The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by law (ORS 327.016), which reports on financial information for English language learner programs, the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program, as well as provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.
House Bill 3319 from the 2015 Legislative Session directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to produce a report that describes best practices school districts use to reduce dropout rates, including best practices to increase high school graduation rates and to reduce chronic absenteeism. The bill directed ODE to survey all school districts to collect this information. Under the provisions of HB 3319, responding to this survey was voluntary. ODE conducted the survey in December 2015. Eighty-eight of Oregon’s 197 school districts responded to the survey for an overall response rate of 45 percent. Not all of the 88 districts responded to each survey question, so the response rate varies by question. For each question we provide the number of respondents below the graph. The following pages present the results of the survey.
Chronic Absenteeism Report
House Bill 4002 directed the Department of Education and the Chief Education Office to jointly develop a statewide education plan to address chronic absences of students in Oregon schools and listed requirements of such a plan. This plan was submitted to all "interim legislative committees related to education" on December, 1 2016.
Senate Bill 1541 from the 2016 Oregon Legislature directed the Oregon Department of Education to review district spending in multiple categories and identify the factors that may affect expenditure allocations. The bill also directed the Department to determine whether expenditure variations are related to student outcomes. This report provides information on how in district characteristics and circumstances may affect how they allocate resources to different activities and uses.