Content Background
  • These materials are designed to offer teachers context regarding each standard. This descriptor offers a general summary of the content associated with the standard, outlines how it fits in the larger instructional scheme, and often indicates what students should know at benchmark grade levels. Content can be associated at the CCG level, the standard level or both.

Lesson Plan
  • This template provides lessons written by Oregon educators matched to a specific Oregon academic standard. These lessons include modeling in which the teacher’s thought process (while simulating the skill/strategy being required of the student) is made transparent for the student, and are designed to provide teachers with one example of how instruction might be delivered relative to a specific standard.

Math Problem Solving: Student Work
  • These teacher support materials provide sample or “anchor” papers that show varying levels of performance in the strands of Algebraic Relationships, Geometry and Statistics & Probability. “High”, “Medium” and “Low” student responses are provided for each prompt and all samples are scored on the five components of the scoring guide with specific explanations for each score.

Sample Activity
  • As with Sample Lessons, Sample Activities are strongly aligned to the standard, or in the case of a standard that addresses more than one concept, strongly aligned to one part of the standard. Activities, unlike lessons, are not required to include a description of the instruction by the teacher.

Sample Items Similar to Statewide Assessments
  • This resource is designed to provide sample items similar to those a student might find on the statewide assessment for a specific Oregon academic standard. This instructional resource is available for all state assessed grade-level standards (3-HS).

Sample Lesson
  • Sample lessons are included to provide teachers with one example of how instruction might be delivered relative to a specific standard. Lessons, unlike activities, must include some description of the instruction by the teacher. Lessons are reviewed prior to posting to assure they tightly match the standard.

Sample Lessons with Explicit Modeling
  • Currently these lessons are only available for some English Language Arts grade-level standards and foundations. They differ from Sample Lessons because the lesson procedure clearly indicates that a teacher should demonstrate or model for students what they want them to do, and provide explicit explanations of his/her own thinking processes during that modeling.

Sample Lessons with Interactive Technology
  • Currently these lessons are only available for some mathematics grade-level standards and foundations. They differ from Sample Lessons because they allow students to enhance their understanding of the concept being taught through the use of interactive technology.

Scoring Guide
  • A scoring guide is an assessment tool used to judge the quality of student performance in relation to content standards. As an assessment tool, scoring guides provide specific criteria to describe a range of possible student responses and a consistent set of guidelines to rate student work. All work samples in grades 3-HS for mathematical problem solving, writing, scientific inquiry and social science analysis are assessed using official state scoring guides.

Skill Check
  • Skill Checks are only associated with non-state assessed standards in grades 3-HS and are designed to help teachers gauge their students’ progress toward an academic standard or foundation.

Writing Lesson
  • This template provides lessons written by Oregon educators matched to a specific Oregon academic standard within the strand of writing in English language arts. The lessons are based in the research of Judith Langer and incorporate the six “beat the odds” strategies outlined in her work. All lessons include modeling in which the teacher’s thought process (while simulating the skill/strategy being required of the student) is made transparent for the student.