The current ELA Oregon State Standards
Guidance to School Districts - Addressing Challenged Materials in K-12 Education
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) fosters excellence for every learner and recognizes that academic success depends on a safe school environment that protects the rights of all students. As an organization, we value the freedoms protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In a school setting, the freedom of speech and expression is applied to academic freedom, including the freedom to read a diverse set of materials that provide support and enrichment for the general educational and program goals.
Each year, teachers, librarians and schools across the country face challenges to books and other instructional materials for a variety of reasons: race, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, suicide, violence and others. It is important for districts to offer professional guidelines for the selection of reading materials.
This document provides guidance to school districts, administrators, educators, and parents when a challenge to instructional materials is presented.
Oregon English Language Arts Update The Oregon English Language Arts Teacher Update is an e-newsletter that provides information about promising practices, professional development opportunities, useful links and ELA assessment information.
Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework
The Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework describes how districts and schools can successfully plan and implement instructional programs for both reading and writing to ensure that all young Oregonians
- Achieve grade-level literacy skills
- Earn an Oregon Diploma
- Exit high school college and career-ready, without need for remediation in reading and writing.
The Reading Framework was adopted by the State Board in 2009. The Writing Framework was developed in 2011 as part of the Oregon Literacy Plan and was adopted by the State Board in March 2012.