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Oregon Library Laws - Administrative Rules - Educational Media: Standards
Oregon Administrative Rules
Chpater 581 - Oregon Department of Education

District Curriculum
(1) Each school district shall provide a planned K-12 instructional program.
(2) The planned K-12 instructional program shall include the following:
(a) Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards to include:
(A) English;
(B) Mathematics;
(C) Science;
(D) Social Science (including history, geography, economics and civics);
(E) The Arts;
(F) Second Languages;
(G) Health Education; and
(H) Physical Education.
(b) Additional Common Curriculum Goals for:
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(C) Technology.
(c) Essential Learning Skills, as contained in the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards; and
(d) Career-related learning standards, as contained in the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards.
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Media Programs
(1) School District Media Services: The school district shall provide a coordinated media program. The district shall:
(a) Adopt Program goals for:
(A) Media instruction for all grade levels; and
(B) Support services.
(b) Provide appropriate instructional facilities, materials, equipment, and services which support the school district, program and course goals;
(c) Assign responsibilities to certificated media specialists and other personnel for the development, implementation, maintenance, and supervision of media services;
(d) Organize media services and materials required for the achievement of district and building media program goals; and
(e) Evaluate district and school media programs.
(2) School Media Services: The school district shall provide in each school a media program consistent with district, program and course goals which:
(a) Provides an organized media center with materials, equipment and services supervised by appropriate certificated personnel;
(b) Identifies instructional activities designed to achieve media skills goals; and
(c) Includes instruction that addresses the ability of each student to:
(A) Locate and retrieve organized print and nonprint media;
(B) Use media to record and express ideas and knowledge; and
(C) Listen to, view, interpret and analyze media materials.
(3) In determining whether the assignment of certificated media and other staff is appropriate, the following shall be considered:
(a) The district, program and course goals of the media services program;
(b) The number of schools, students and staff to be served;
(c) The access students and staff have to media services defined in the media program;
(d) The number, certification and training of personnel assigned to media program responsibilities including specialists, teachers and aides;
(e) The extent to which staffing patterns vary from general statewide practice; and
(f) The extent to which the media program enables students to attain instructional goals.