Oregon Department of Education
Diploma - Guidance for Districts
Guidance for Districts
In January of 2007, the State Board of Education voted to adopt new high school graduation requirements. A phase-in schedule (2007 – 2014) has been created to allow students, families, schools and teachers to adequately prepare to meet these new requirements. This page is designed to provide materials and resources to support schools and districts as they examine their readiness to implement the Oregon Diploma.
Oregon Diploma Brief
05/21/2015 (511.52 KB)
This two-page document outlines diploma requirements.
Resources for Implementation 2010-11
Oregon Diploma Fall 2010 Update - PowerPoint Presentation
Graduation Requirements by Grade 9 Cohort
07/03/2013 (331.62 KB)
In December 2009, the State Board adopted an amendment to OAR 581-022-1130 which states that graduation requirements are now determined by the year students enter grade 9.
This page provides summaries of the diploma requirements based on the year in which a student was first enrolled in Grade 9.
Diploma OAR 581-022-1130
This rule, adopted by the State Board of Education in 1999, describes report card requirements. (Scroll down to section 1060.)
ORS 329.451/SB 222 Guidance
05/22/2014 (53.33 KB)
Senate Bill 222 was adopted in 2013 by the Oregon State Legislature. It provides directives to districts regarding more than 24 credits for the diploma.
Applied Academic Brief
03/19/2009 (548.91 KB)
Applied academics is instruction that helps students understand academic content such as mathematics, language arts, or science by linking that content to its application in careers.
Applied Academic Guidelines
06/15/2011 (127.73 KB)
With adoption of the new Oregon diploma requirements in 2007, the State Board of Education endorsed the option for students to earn academic credit through their Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework. As a result, many districts are considering various alternatives to the traditional time-based system for students to earn academic math, science, and language arts credits. This document provides guidance for those alternatives consistent with all current Oregon and federal rules.
Assessment of Essential Skills
Oregon's Essential Skills
Beginning in 2012, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in certain Essential Skills that are deemed critical for future success before they are awarded the diploma.
In 2009 the Oregon Department of Education developed an Oregon Diploma Video DVD and accompanying resource materials to provide an overall awareness of the new Diploma requirements and to help stimulate discussion around diploma implementation within schools and districts.
Highlighted policies and practices of school districts around Oregon.
Glossary of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Terms
The glossary contains definitions for a variety of terms used across program areas.
Data, Operations and Grant Management - Ed. Specialist, Social Sciences Curriculum and Advanced Placement Incentive Prog