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The ability to communicate well--to read, write, listen, and speak--prepares students for life. Language skills are essential tools not only because they serve as the necessary basis for further learning and career development but also because they enrich the human experience and foster responsible citizenship.



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



Links to subject-specific assessment materials in Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Content & Assessment 

Content & Assessment Panel

The Oregon Department of Education establishes a number of Content and Assessment panels to assist in the various activities that surround the academic content standards.



The Oregon Department of Education provides a variety of publications for parents, educators, and community members.


English Language Arts Newsletter

The Oregon English Language Arts Teacher Update is a monthly e-newsletter distributed by listserv.

Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction

This page is currently under construction.

K-12 Literacy Framework

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework

The literacy framework is designed to support districts and schools as they work toward every student reading at grade-level and earning an Oregon Diploma.


Professional Development

ODE supported professional development and professional development partnerships.


Professional Organizations

Local and national organizations dedicated to improved English Language Arts instruction.

  • Ken Hermens Email    (503) 947-5830
    Assessment - Specialist, English Language Arts

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