Oregon Department of Education

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework - Reading: GOALS


Measurable reading goals anchor a school’s comprehensive literacy plan and the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework.


Goals
  • A critical responsibility is helping K-12 students meet grade-level or above reading goals each school year.
  • Formative reading goals are set in grades K-3 to track students’ progress on the essential elements of reading and to help them become grade-level readers.

  • Formative reading goals are set in grades 4 through high school to track students’ progress as grade-level readers each school year.


  • The most important reading goal in grades 3 through high school is for students to read texts and materials at grade level or higher each year.


  • Meeting or exceeding grade-level formative and summative reading goals means students can read texts with understanding across the instructional areas and can read for a variety of purposes including reading for enjoyment.


  • Not meeting grade-level formative and summative reading goals means that students need instruction and interventions designed to improve their opportunities to meet them.

The Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework is aligned to Response to Intervention (RTI).


The purpose of the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework is to ensure that ALL students read at grade level or above as soon as possible after entering school, and that they continue to advance in grade-level reading skills each year across the instructional areas in grades 4-12. For students reading below grade-level, schools specify how they will provide the strongest reading instruction and interventions possible to help students read at grade level.