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Social Science Standards Update

The 2024 Draft Social Science Standards are now available for public review and comment. We encourage Oregonians to review the standards and share feedback using this survey by May 6th, 2024. Feedback will be shared with the Oregon Department of Education and the State Board of Education. The implementation of the revised Social Science Standards is scheduled to begin in the 2026-2027 school year. Additionally, the Social Science Standards Overview provides a concise summary of related legislation and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2024 Draft Social Science Standards
Social Science Standards Public Comment Survey

Social Sciences Overview

Social Sciences education includes the study of civics, economics, geography, and history and aims to help students develop as rational, humane, and productive citizens in a democratic society. The Social Science Standards provide educators with guidance for selecting and designing learning. The Social Sciences instructional materials and resources button includes information for districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students on books and other instructional materials aligned to the social science standards. Additional resources and curriculum are available at Oregon Open Learning. Past Social Science newsletters are available under the Newsletter Archive button.