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Professional Learning: Division 22 Standards

Division 22 Standards Professional Learning Series

With the goal of supporting district leaders in implementing specific standards and new requirements within Division 22, ODE is launching a Division 22 Standards professional learning series. The goals of the series include: 
  • Providing support for implementing new rules and requirements 
  • Featuring speakers/panels from districts that are innovating and implementing best practices 
  • Sharing practical tools and exemplars
  • Collaborating on problems of practice 
Quarterly meetings will take place virtually via Zoom; recorded content and materials will be posted on this page following each meeting. 

Division 22 Standards Newsletter

Stay Up to Speed and In the Know

ODE's Division 22 Standards Newsletter is a publication designed to provide Oregon district and school leaders with just in time, up-to-date information on Oregon's Standards for Public Schools. In each issue, we highlight new requirements that have been recently adopted by the State Board of Education, so you'll be prepared to implement them in the coming year. The recurring feature "Unpack this OAR" focuses on clarifying rules that can be confusing and that are commonly misinterpreted. You'll also want to keep an eye out for the "Standards Spotlight" where you'll find insights on how the standards intersect with current issues and trends in K-12 education.

If there is a rule or a topic, you'd like to see covered, or if you'd like to be added to the Division 22 mailing list, let us know by emailing

Read the Current Issue:

Division 22 News, April 2024

D22 Newsletter August

A Look Inside

  • Reporting Highlights: Recognition of districts that went above and beyond the reporting floor and links to exemplar reports.
  • New & Noteworthy: The Prevention Education in Drugs and Alcohol rule is being revised to align with statutory changes from SB 238.
  • Standards Spotlight: An update on the rulemaking process taking place as part of the implementation of Senate Bill 3.
  • Unpack this OAR: What is the definition of Instructional Time and which activities can be counted?
  • Data Snapshot: Assurances data summaries and an update on the implementation of PE instructional time.
  • Resource Roundup: Tools to support the development of Health Services Plans and Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.

Newsletter Archive

Division 22 News, April 2023​​

  • New​ & Noteworthy: A complete redesign of what was formerly know​n as the Kindergarten Assessment is now codified in OAR 581-022-2130 Community Informed Information Gathering Process at Kindergarten.
  • Unpack this OAR: Instructional materials adoptions in Oregon are governed by three different rules. We break down what compliance looks like for each one.
  • Reporting Highlights: We recognize districts with exemplary reports that moved "beyond the floor" by sharing detailed explanations and/or evidence with their boards and community.
  • And More!

Division 22 News, August 2022​​​​

  • New & Noteworthy: Following an extensive engagement process, two of the TAG rules were revised during the last school year. Get the lowdown on the new requirements.​
  • Unpack this OAR: What exactly does it mean to provide a coordinated Media Program? We break it down for you, and highlight new resources to support implementation.
  • Standards Spotlight: We shine a light on online and remote learning and how these programs and school are uniquely impacted by the Division 22 Standards.
  • And More!

Division 22 News, August 2023

  • New & Noteworthy: In June, significant updates to the Health Services rule were adopted by the State Board; in addition, the legislature passed HB 3199, revising the PE Requirements for middle school. 
  • Standards Spotlight: Resources to support your district in meeting compliance with the PE Requirements.
  • Unpack this OAR: What exactly are the requirements for Suicide Prevention Plans? We break it down in plain language.
  • Resource Roundup: New Comprehensive School Counseling Program resources, and much more!

Video Tutorial for District Leaders and School Board Members

Leveraging the Transformative Power of Oregon's Public School Standards

In this tutorial, you will learn how to maximize the Standards assurances process to strengthen the relationship between district leadership and the school board, build trust with the community, and access support and resources from ODE. It could be used as a starting point for a discussion or Q&A with your board and provides an opportunity to increase understanding of the Division 22 Standards.