Oregon Department of Education

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework - Writing

K-12 Literacy
Writing matters! It matters in any academic setting. It also matters in a growing number of work environments where doing any job effectively requires employees to communicate clearly and precisely through print. A national survey of 120 major American corporations employing nearly 8 million individuals concluded that

    “. . .writing is a ticket to professional opportunity, while poorly written job applications are a figurative kiss of death. Writing is a 'threshold skill' for both employment and promotion…."
    (National Commission on Writing, 2004)

The Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework—Writing (Writing Framework) provides guidance to districts on knowing

- What to teach for students to become effective writers and how to teach it

- How to identify students who are struggling and what to do to support their improvement

- How to determine whether students have responded well or poorly to a school’s efforts to support their writing progress and what to do next!

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Writing, the Writing Framework provides a roadmap for districts and schools to ensure students meet or exceed the CCSS for Writing ...at each grade level ...in each content area ...during each school year and graduate with an Oregon Diploma prepared as writers for college and career without need for writing remediation…because writing well matters.