|8/7/2008 3:18:00 PM|
|Memo # 001-2008-09 New Oregon Diploma Requirements Approved by State Board|
To: District Superintendents, ESD Superintendents, Principals, District and School Staff
Re: New Oregon Diploma Requirements Approved by State Board
Summary: In May and June, the State Board of Education gave final approval to three Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), changing the state’s longstanding high school graduation requirements. The new rules make changes to high school credit requirements and the modified diploma and set out requirements for the assessment of essential skills. The new diploma requirements take effect with the class of 2012 and 2014. Click here to view the OARs.
The new Oregon high school diploma includes increased credit requirements, multiple options for students to demonstrate proficiency in a set of Essential Skills, and the requirement for students to complete personalized learning activities.
The number of required credits increases from 22 to 24. (note: the 2005 Oregon Legislature already increased English and mathematics credits for the class of 2010). In addition, all students will be required to demonstrate that they are proficient in a set of “Essential Skills,” – initially reading, writing, math, and speaking. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the Essential Skills by:
The State Board voted to continue the following personalized learning requirements (required since 2007):
Click here for information on requirements for the assessment of essential skills (from the 2008-09 test administration manual).
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