Oregon Department of Education

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework - Writing: SCHOOL TOOLS

K-12 Literacy The implementation components of K-12 Writing, also located in the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework—Writing, are designed to put the literacy planning schools and districts do into action. Two tools—the School Self Assessment and the School Implementation Guide—are intended to help districts and schools begin planning and then to move gradually from planning to high-quality writing implementation.

The first step of implementation is for schools and districts to determine what is currently in place in schools with respect to goals, assessment, instruction, leadership, professional development, and commitment. To obtain this information, they conduct an internal audit using the School Self-assessment. Not only does this process lead to the next step of implementation but the process of engaging in the audit is highly beneficial on its own. It is unifying and instructive for teachers and administrators to work together to take inventory of the school’s writing program (e.g., writing instruction, materials, assessments). The self assessment tool includes items related to (a) Goals, (b) Assessment, (c) Instruction, (d) Professional development, and (e) Leadership and Commitment.

In the next part of the process, a school and district prioritize a school’s needs (based on summary scores and other considerations) and prepare for implementation. The Implementation Guide is then used to guide and improve implementation efforts. The idea is that as implementation improves, a school moves from not in place to partially in place (Phase I) and from partially in place to fully in place (Phase II).

School Self-Audit

School Writing Self-Assessment

School Writing Implementa...

School Writing Implementation Guide