2007 ORS 329.075¹
Statewide implementation
  • rules
  • duties of department

(1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules, in accordance with ORS 183.750 (State agency required to prepare public writings in readable form) and ORS chapter 183, as necessary for the statewide implementation of this chapter. The rules shall be prepared in consultation with appropriate representatives from the educational and business and labor communities.

(2) The Department of Education shall be responsible for implementing the provisions of this chapter. Actions by the department to fulfill this responsibility and to increase student achievement may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Developing academic content standards;

(b) Updating Common Curriculum Goals to meet rigorous academic content standards and updating performance indicators and diploma requirements;

(c) Developing criterion-referenced assessments including performance-based, content-based and other assessment mechanisms to test knowledge and skills and whether students meet the performance expectations as determined by the board; and

(d) Establishing criteria for early childhood education programs.

(3) The department shall make school districts and the public aware of public school choice options available within our current public education framework. [Formerly 326.745; 1995 c.660 §8; 1997 c.652 §21; 1999 c.871 §1; 2003 c.303 §6; 2007 c.858 §5]

Note: The amendments to 329.075 (Statewide implementation) by section 5, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the user’s convenience.

329.075 (Statewide implementation). (1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules, in accordance with ORS 183.750 (State agency required to prepare public writings in readable form) and ORS chapter 183, as necessary for the statewide implementation of this chapter. The rules shall be prepared in consultation with appropriate representatives from the educational and business and labor communities.

(2) The Department of Education shall be responsible for coordinating research, planning and public discussion so that activities necessary to the implementation of this chapter can be achieved. Actions by the department to fulfill this responsibility and to increase student achievement may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Updating Common Curriculum Goals to meet rigorous academic content standards;

(b) Developing criterion-referenced assessments including performance-based, content-based and other assessment mechanisms to test knowledge and skills;

(c) Establishing criteria for Certificates of Initial Mastery and Advanced Mastery;

(d) Establishing criteria for early childhood improvement programs;

(e) Amending the application process for school improvement grants;

(f) Researching and developing public school choice plans;

(g) Working with the Education and Workforce Policy Advisor and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development to develop no fewer than six broad career endorsement areas of study; and

(h) Establishing criteria for learning options that may include alternative learning centers.

(3) The State Board of Education shall create, by rule, a process for school districts to initiate and propose pilot programs. The rules shall include a process for waivers of rules and regulations and a process for approval of the proposed pilot programs.

(4) The Department of Education shall make school districts and the public aware of public school choice options available within our current public education framework.

(5) The Department of Education shall:

(a) Evaluate pilot programs developed pursuant to ORS 329.690 using external evaluators to provide data that specify the educational effectiveness, implementation requirements and costs of the programs and to describe what training, funding and related factors are required to replicate pilot programs that are shown to be effective;

(b) Present to the State Board of Education and the appropriate legislative committee an annual evaluation of all pilot programs; and

(c) Include funding for the implementation and evaluation of pilot programs in the Department of Education budget.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) "Criterion-referenced assessment" means testing of the knowledge or ability of a student with respect to some standard.

(b) "Content-based assessment" means testing of the understanding of a student of a predetermined body of knowledge.

(c) "Performance-based assessment" means testing of the ability of a student to use knowledge and skills to create a complex or multifaceted product or complete a complex task.

Chapter 329

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Educa­tional Act for 21st Century does not facially violate students' rights under First Amend­ment to United States Constitu­tion. Tennison v. Paulus, 144 F3d 1285 (9th Cir. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 329—Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­329.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 329, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­329ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.