Oregon Department of Education

Content Standards

Academic Content Standards identify what Oregon students are expected to know and be able to do in the content areas of English language arts, mathematics, health, physical education, science, second language, social sciences, and the arts. These standards are one way to ensure that all Oregon students will have the opportunity to meet the rigorous demands of the 21st Century.

Since the early 1990’s Oregon has been a leader in standards work. The adoption in October 2010 of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics keeps Oregon moving education forward. As implementation of the CCSS progresses, ODE is committed to working with its partners in education to make the transition a smooth one for students and teachers. A list of all of Oregon’s standards adoptions can be found in the Standards Revision & Adoption Schedule. PDF

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is recruiting for our Content and Assessment Advisory Panels. We are seeking highly qualified and motivated educators and community members committed to making a valuable contribution to the revision of standards, instructional supports, and assessment practices. For additional information, please visit the Content & Advisory Panels page.


Content Areas

Links to all subject area web pages.


Glossary of Terms

This tool provides a central location for easy access to the definitions of education related terms.


Instructional Resources

Instructional resources are key resources used by teachers every day to help students acquire knowledge.

Standards Review

Common Core State Standards

On October 28, 2010 the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English-language arts and mathematics.

Oregon Skill Sets

Oregon Skill Sets

Knowledge and skills in Career and Technical Education (CTE) that students need to be successful in Oregon's educational and career environments.

Achievement Standards

Achievement Standards

Achievement standards define how well students must perform on state assessments leading to the diploma.

Oregon Diploma

Oregon Diploma

Preparing each student for advanced learning, work and citizenship.


Surveys of Enacted Curriculum

The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum, or SEC, is a tool to measure alignment between instruction, standards, and assessment.

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    District and School Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources