The Chief Education Office was created to ensure all public school students reach the 40-40-20 goals set by the 2011 Oregon Legislature. This goal states that by 2025 the education statistics for adult Oregonians will show:
100 percent will hold a high school diploma or equivalent
40 percent will hold an associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
40 percent will earn a bachelor's degree or higher
Roles of the Chief Education Office
To provide opportunities for Oregon students to meet Oregon's 40-40-20 goal by 2025. FAQs from the Chief Education Office describe three identified roles of the Chief Education Office:
Lead cross-agency planning tied to critical student outcomes
Alleviate barriers impeding student success
Elevate a core focus on equity within all educational settings
The Senate Bill 215 modified the responsibilities of the office to:
Coordinate with education stakeholder to connect k-12 to post-secondary education;
Collaborate with other education state agencies;
Coordinate with education stakeholder to provide a seamless education system that eliminates systemic barriers;
Provide educational equity for opportunity and success;
Meet education goals;
Is culturally responsive;
Provide an integrated, statewide data system;
Identifies best practices;
Reviews state educational goals; and
Monitors and reports on state progress toward achieving education goals.
The focus of the Chief Education Office:
More students are ready to succeed when they enter school.
More third graders are reading at or above grade level.
More ninth graders are on track with credits and strong attendance.
Increase the high school graduation rates.
More Oregonians earn degrees and certificates that lead to rewarding careers.