Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears

Preparing Each Student for Successful Transitions

The Oregon Diploma State Board Goal: Each student demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to transition successfully to his/her next steps — advanced learning, work and citizenship.

The vision for high school improvement is that each and every student completes high school ready for success in life. In today's world, that means preparation for college or some post-high school training for all students. To accomplish this vision, high schools are personalizing learning and designing around three core concepts: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships.

Related Topics

  • Literacy
  • Oregon Diploma
  • Preparing each student for advanced learning, work and citizenship.
  • Subjects
  • Each subject area page includes information on content and performance standards (where applicable) as well as links to professional organizations and teaching resources.
  • Dropout Prevention and Reporting
    This page contains links to online resources to help you develop dropout prevention and recovery programs at your school.
  • Students - High School & Beyond
    Successful transitions for Oregon students depend upon an integrated and connected learning system of middle and high schools, community colleges, universities and the workforce. These organizations working together will enable students to perform at high levels in education, the workplace, and their communities, and to make education and career choices based on their interests and gifts.

Related Resources

  • Career Pathways Glossary PDF4/23/2015 (550.67 KB)
    Career Pathways Glossary in PDF format.
  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling  
    Comprehensive guidance and counseling programs promote successful student development and transitions by providing opportunities for each student to acquire and master critical academic, career, personal/social, and community involvement skills. These skills enable each student to learn, to work, to interact with others, and to contribute.
  • Oregon Skill Sets  
    The Oregon Skill Sets are lists of the things students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful in Oregon's educational and career environments.
  • REAL: Standards by Design 11/13/2014 (18.93 KB)
    Customize a standards document to meet your specific needs. Download the standards for an entire grade, or select several grades within the same subject to create a version of the standards that works for you.
  • Teaching Learning Resource Center  
    Users of this site will find sample lessons, assessment items, content background information, and other materials designed to promote standards-based teaching and learning.