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Standards-based education is the process of basic teaching, learning, and assessment that focuses on national, state, and local educational standards. Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels.

ODE Standards Resources

  • Standards by Design
    Content standards define what all students should know and be able to do.
  • REAL News Connection
    Most recent Oregon Department of Education newsletters and subject area resources.

  • Primer on Academic Content Standards: Creating Consistency across Oregon PDF  Publication 12/28/2010 (436.76 KB)
    This document describes the history of Oregon's academic content standards and provides information on the connection between Oregon standards and those developed at the national level.

  • Additional Standards Resources

    • National Standards for Arts Education  External Link  
      The standards outline what every K-12 student should know and be able to do in the arts. The standards were developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, through a grant administered by The National Association for Music Education (MENC).
    • McREL Compendium of Standards  External Link  
      McREL's online Compendium is a synthesis of standards documents from professional subject-area organizations and selected state standards.
    • The Arts - Washington EALRs  External Link  
      Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) provide an overview of what students should know and be able to do in grades K-10.

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