Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Literacy Plan - Birth through Grade 12

K12 Literacy and Early Learning Goals

To learn and achieve, students need well-developed literacy skills. Implementing the Oregon Literacy Plan ensures that young Oregonians will develop strong reading and writing skills to prepare them to succeed in school, college, and career—without need for remediation.

Why does Oregon need a Birth to Grade 12 Literacy Plan? Attending to children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being during the birth to five-period has life-long implications (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000).

Where the Oregon Literacy Plan is implemented, Birth through Grade 12 children are more likely to

  • Receive integrated services from Birth to Five to ensure school readiness
  • Enter school with a strong foundation to support learning to read and write
  • Learn to read and write at grade level or above by end of first grade
  • Develop Common Core State Standards grade-level reading and writing skills or above every year
  • Receive strong differentiated instruction to help them learn to read and write at grade level, if they are below
  • Earn an Oregon Diploma and be College and Career-ready without need for remediation.



Introduction to the Oregon Literacy Plan

 PDF   08/02/2011 (373.74 KB)


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Birth to Five


Preparing all young children for school readiness through integration of services
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K-12 Reading


Teaching and supporting all students to read by end of first grade and to be college and career-ready by end of twelfth grade
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K-12 Writing


Teaching and supporting all students to write well at each grade and to be college and career-ready writers by end of twelfth grade