Oregon’s adopted state standards resulted from a state-led effort including Oregon teachers, administrators and state education leaders coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the council of chief State School Officers (CCSSO), to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and the workforce. Oregon officially adopted the standards in October 2010.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) continues to require states to adopt challenging statute standards. Oregon has met those requirements by adopting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics, the NextGeneration standards in science and other state standards in social studies and other subjects.
The Oregon Department of Education has begun the standards review and revision process for Social Sciences. Changes can be expected in the coming years.
Oregon uses standards that are aligned with expectations for college and career success in various subject areas:
Arts- Oregon adopted new Arts standards in September 2015. These standards are based on the National Core Arts Standards and contain standards for dance, media art, music, theatre and visual arts.
Educational Technology- The Oregon Educational Technology Standards were adopted in December 2008 and are aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students .
Oregon Skill Sets - The Oregon Skill Sets are lists of knowledge and skills in Career and Technical Education (CTE) that students need in order to be successful in Oregon’s educational and career environments.
Physical Education- Oregon has adopted physical education standards. ODE is currently preparing to review these standards.