2017 ORS 329.790¹
Findings on teacher and administrator programs

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) The quality of teaching and administration in the public schools is of vital importance to the future of this state;

(2) This state has a special interest in ensuring that the induction of beginning teachers and administrators into their profession enhances their professional growth and development by making a positive impact on student learning;

(3) The formal assignment of mentors who have demonstrated the appropriate subject matter knowledge and teaching and administrative skills will substantially improve the induction and professional growth of beginning teachers and administrators in this state, as well as provide mentors with additional and valuable opportunities to enhance their own professional growth;

(4) Teachers and administrators who receive research-based, relevant mentoring produce students with a higher rate of achievement;

(5) School districts that have teacher mentoring have a higher rate of retention among teachers; and

(6) Administrators who receive mentoring improve their effectiveness as administrators and continue to improve throughout their careers. [Formerly 342.784; 2001 c.317 §3; 2007 c.863 §2]

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/­ors329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 329, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.