Oregon Department of Education

Teachers - Curriculum & Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction
Oregon law grants districts the authority to develop their own curricula, provided that it is based on the academic content standards. These standards define what all students should know and be able to do. Curriculum and instruction designed around these standards should allow all students to be successful.

  • Instructional Materials (Textbooks)
    Find the current list of adopted textbooks by content area, as well as the criteria and schedule for adoption.
  • Teaching and Learning Resources
    This site includes content background, lessons, and assessments matching the academic standards.
  • Standards by Design
    Standards by Design lets you customize a standards document to meet your specific needs. Download, print and/or export the standards for an entire grade, or select several grades within the same subject to create a version of the standards that works for you.
  • Service Learning
    Service-Learning is an instructional strategy by which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that meet actual community needs.
  • Subjects
    Each subject area page includes information on content and performance standards (where applicable) as well as links to professional organizations and teaching resources.
  • Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) in Oregon

  • Content Area Teacher Newsletters
    Content area newsletters are designed to provide teachers and other educators with information about opportunities and events of interest by content area including professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, as well as lectures, concerts, exhibitions and other events.
  • Glossary of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Terms
    The glossary contains definitions for a variety of terms used across program areas.
  • Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework
    The purpose of the Oregon K -12 Literacy Framework is to ensure that all Oregon students read at grade level or above as soon as possible after entering school and that they progress at grade-level or above in content area reading throughout their school career.

Additional Links

  • Healthy Kids: Keeping Safe Curriculum Manual PDF   03/02/2006 (2.19 MB)
    This curriculum guide was developed for students in grades K-5. The goal of Healthy Kids: Keeping Safe is to provide students with accurate information about HIV disease and guide them in making responsible decisions to protect their health and the health of others both now and in the future.
  • Oregon School Library Information System - OSLIS  External Link  
    OSLIS provides access to an online periodical database through which thousands of non-fiction articles (all with lexiles assigned) can be accessed. Elementary and secondary research skills tutorials are also available. All Oregon schools, both public and private, can use the OSLIS resources at no charge.
  • Reading Lexiles    
    This website contains general information about reading lexiles as well as tools for educators and parents.