Oregon



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Oregon state board of education consists of seven members, each serving a four-year term, with a two-term limit. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The state board  has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Summative Assessments (Shared Authority)

Governor

Kate Brown (D)

Chief State School Officer

Salam Noor

Appointed by Education Investment Board

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 49.3%

English Language Learners: 8.4%

Served by IDEA: 13.9%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1999

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 125

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 29,791

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Oregon has submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Oregon’s ESSA approach.