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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, August 2023

D22 Newsletter August

A Look Inside

  • 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!

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!

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.