Oregon Department of Education

In the past 30 years, researchers have amassed an extensive amount of information about how children become literate, and the strategies we can use to help them succeed in literacy development and achievement. Literacy skills are fundamental in today’s society. Achieving literacy is the key that unlocks possibilities and opens the door to opportunity and dignity.

To help Oregon educators do this important work, the Literacy Leadership State Steering Committee (LLSSC) has developed the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework and the State Board of Education has adopted new high school diploma requirements.

Literacy Framework

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework

The Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework is designed to support districts and schools as they work toward every student reading and writing at grade-level and earning an Oregon Diploma.


Lexiles in Oregon

The Lexile Framework for Reading® measures student reading ability and text on the same scale--enabling educators to match student reading ability with text difficulty.


Response to Intervention (RTI)

RTI is a process that utilizes high-quality instruction, intervention matched to student need, progress monitoring, and data for instructional decision-making.

Delayed Readers

Acceleration for Delayed Readers

Programs and strategies to accelerate reading acquisition for K-3, 4-12, and Adult Basic Learners.



Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with K-3 children who need literacy support.

  Literacy Plan

Oregon Literacy Plan

The Oregon Literacy Plan is designed to ensure that in their first 18 years, young Oregonians will develop strong literacy skills that will prepare them for school, college, and career.


Common Core State Standards

On October 28, 2010 the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy.



The goal of the EBISS Project is to increase student outcomes by assisting school districts and early childhood programs to implement a continuum of effective and sustainable school-wide academic and behavioral support systems.


Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

Standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development with online reports free to all Oregon K-3 classrooms.