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Oregon Department of Education, 2011
Young people are entering college at increasingly higher rates, yet many are under-prepared for the academic challenges they encounter. Educators and policy makers are calling for increased educational opportunities that prepare all students for the rigors of postsecondary education. Accelerated learning opportunities foster smoother and more…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Credits, Dual Enrollment, Educational Trends
Oregon Department of Education, 2005
Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels. Standards serve several important functions and roles. This document contains the following sections: (1) Overview; (2) Guidelines and Forms; and (3) Subject Area Documents. The following subject areas are included: (1)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Knowledge Level, Guidelines
Oregon Department of Education, 2005
The purpose of this guide is to assist teachers and administrators in the implementation of relevant and rigorous collections of evidence for the Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM) Career-Related Learning Standards (CRLS) and Extended Application Standard (EA). This guide also provides necessary information to help schools meet the 2006-07…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Education, Career Planning, Academic Achievement
Oregon Department of Education, 2005
The purpose of the federally funded Title I program is to help disadvantaged students meet the same high academic standards expected of all children. The most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This education bill was enacted on January 8, 2002 and has established…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Student Diversity, Federal Legislation
Oregon Department of Education, 2005
The purpose of this science education document is to provide resources and advice for teachers, professional development personnel, and teacher educators to help them implement state standards in Oregon's schools. To move all students to these standards, educators must have an environment where several things occur: (a) all teachers are informed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Standards, State Standards, Professional Development
Oregon Department of Education, 2005
Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Oregon, named closing the achievement gap as a top instructional priority in Oregon. Superintendent Castillo notes three aspects to the achievement gap: (1) Performance gap: The discrepancies between the educational achievement and performance of students of diverse races, ethnicities, income…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African American Students, Student Diversity, Educational Equity (Finance)
Durant, Sarah – Oregon Department of Education, 2004
This brief outlines a study done by the College Board in October 2004 entitled ?Education Pays 2004: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society.? The study looks at an estimate of how much an average person in each of four educational attainment levels earns annually, and how much the government spends on them annually.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Attainment, Salaries
Oregon Department of Education, 2004
Oregon state standards are presented for the 2004-2005 school year. These include the following:curricular goals; standards; benchmarks; and criteria for levels of initial mastery, advanced mastery, and diploma. This tool is published annually to ensure constituents have access to the most updated information about Oregon's content standards both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, State Curriculum Guides
Reeder, Brian – Oregon Department of Education, 2004
Standard & Poors (S&P) uses a measure they call a Performance Cost Index (PCI) as their measure of a school or district?s ?Return on Resources?. The Performance Cost Index is defined as the average cost per measured ?unit? of student performance. In its simplest form, the Performance Cost Index is calculated as per student expenditures divided by…
Descriptors: Cost Indexes, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Evaluation Methods
Ayers, E.J. – Oregon Department of Education, 2004
The focus of this brief is on the value of using the construct of ?Ready to Learn? as an Oregon benchmark and as an agency key performance measure. Oregon takes a high-level look at its young children every 2 years using the Kindergarten Readiness Survey. Kindergarten teachers use a variety of measures to collect information to rate their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Kindergarten, Young Children, School Readiness
Oregon Department of Education, 2004
The Oregon Department of Education is required by the U.S. Department of Education to establish targets for expected rates of growth for every school in order to close the achievement gap. The Oregon Department of Education will work in partnership with key partners such as ESDs, universities, community-based organizations, and professional…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement
Oregon Department of Education, 2004
Fourteen schools in Oregon have completed their three-year implementation plans as a part of Oregon's Round 2 funding cycle. Seven schools are currently in Round 3 and eight schools are currently in Round 4. Oregon SEA staff worked closely with these schools as they evaluated progress made during their implementation. This report includes an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Change, Low Achievement, Educational Improvement
Pepper, Floy – Oregon Department of Education, 2004
The main purpose of this publication is to provide current, accurate information to teachers and students about the Indian tribes living in the state of Oregon. Too often information about Indian tribes is stereotypic, inaccurate, and outdated. A number of Indian tribes have worked on the development of this document, using the "Oregon…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Secondary School Curriculum, American Indian Education, American Indians
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