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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DIVISION 2

ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

581-002-0090

Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee

(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall appoint a committee, called the Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee (ARAC), consisting of at least eight members of the educational community. No more than one voting member of the ARAC may be employed by the Oregon Department of Education. The Superintendent shall appoint a chairperson and vice chairperson.

(2) The ARAC will have the following responsibilities:

(a) Recommend to the Oregon Department of Education policies, procedures and methodologies regarding:

(A) School and district report cards;

(B) Cohort graduation rate;

(C) Annual Measurable Objectives;

(D) Business rules for accountability reporting;

(E) Measurement of student growth; and

(F) Other measures for holding schools and districts accountable for student success.

(b) Make recommendations to the Oregon Department of Education on appeals from districts regarding accountability data where:

(A) The school or district submitted incorrect data or failed to submit data due to unique events that could not be predicted and/or controlled by the school or district; and

(B) The data issue could not otherwise be remedied by correcting data used in a school or district rating during the validation window available for each data collection; and

(C) The data have not been publicly released in final form.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.051
Hist.: ODE 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-13

581-002-0200

Class Size Collection

(1) As used in this rule:

(a) “Class” means a setting in which organized instruction of academic course content is provided to one or more students (including cross-age groupings) for a given period of time. A course may be offered to more than one class. Class instruction, provided by one or more teachers or other staff members, may be delivered in person or via a different medium.

(b) “Regular assignment of a teacher” means a teacher who consistently teaches a group of students in elementary self-contained classroom or group(s) of students in secondary classroom in academic subject area(s) over a given period of time.

(2) Beginning with the 2014–2015 school year, the Department of Education shall require public education programs to submit information as required by ORS 329.901 and this rule for the following categories of classes as identified based on the grade levels of the school:

(a) Elementary schools (any combination of grades Kindergarten through 8): Homeroom (Self-Contained)

(b) Secondary schools (any combination of grades 6 through 12) by academic subject area:

(A) English Language Arts (Reading or Language Arts);

(B) Mathematics;

(C) Science;

(D) Social Studies (Civics, History, Government, Economics, Geography);

(E) World Language and Literature; and

(F) Fine and Performing Arts.

(3) The Department shall utilize existing institution, staff and student data collections to collect the information required by ORS 329.901 and this rule.

(4) The Department shall provide a technical manual to public education programs that will be used to determine class size.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 329.901
Stat. Implemented: ORS 329.901
Hist.: ODE 37-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-27-14

581-002-1800

Dyslexia-Related Training: Definitions

The following definitions apply to OAR 581-002-1805 and 581-002-1810

(1) “Dyslexia” means a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition, or both, and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

(2) “Explicit” means direct, face-to-face teaching that involves teacher explanation, demonstration, and the provision of ongoing corrective feedback.

(3) “Evidence-based” means instructional practices with a proven record of success based on reliable, trustworthy, and valid evidence that when the practices are implemented with fidelity, students can be expected to make adequate gains in reading achievement.

(4) “Kindergarten through grade five school” means any public school that enrolls students in kindergarten and grade one including, but not limited to, kindergarten through grade eight schools, kindergarten through grade 12 schools, and primary schools serving students in kindergarten through grade two.

(5) “Responsible district” means the school district that is responsible under ORS 343.961(3) for providing the education of a student enrolled in an eligible day treatment program or eligible residential treatment program.

(6) “Systematic” means a carefully planned sequence of instruction with lessons that build on previously taught information, from simple to complex.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.726
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.726
Hist.: ODE 1-2017, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-17

581-002-1805

Annual List of Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities

(1) The Oregon Department of Education shall annually develop a list of training opportunities related to dyslexia.

(2) To be included on the list of approved training opportunities, the training must

(a) Comply with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia

(A) The Department shall review knowledge and practice standards from known international organizations on dyslexia annually; and

(B) In the event that more than one set of international standards exist, the Department will review, with stakeholder involvement, all standards to ensure the selection of standards that reflect current evidence-based practices related to dyslexia.

(b) Include content in one or more of the following areas

(A) Understanding and recognizing dyslexia;

(B) Using evidence-based practices to systematically and explicitly teach the foundational skills in reading; and

(C) Intensifying instruction to meet the needs of students with severe reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

(3) The Oregon Department of Education will independently review potential training opportunities and annually post a Request for Information for dyslexia-related training opportunities to solicit information from interested vendors.

(a) The Department will review training opportunities on a rolling basis, beginning as early as January 1 of each year and concluding July 31 of that calendar year.

(b) The Department will post a Request for Information no later than March 31st of each year. The Request for Information will remain posted through the end of June of that calendar year.

(c) The Department will consult with the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission to ensure the approved training opportunities also satisfy professional development requirements for teachers.

(d) The list of approved training opportunities will be posted no later than May 31st of each year. The list will be updated regularly until the review process is completed on July 31 of each year.

(e) Once a training opportunity has been approved by the Department and placed on the list of training opportunities, to remain on the list the Vendor must submit on an annual basis a request for renewal on a form to be provided by the Department.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.726
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.726
Hist.: ODE 1-2017, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-17

581-002-1810

Waiver from Teacher Training Requirements

(1) A school district may petition the Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designee for a waiver from the teacher training requirement of ORS 581-022-2440. The written petition must specify the reason(s) the district is seeking the waiver and any other relevant information. If it is determined that the request is reasonable, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall grant the waiver.

(2) The Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designee, upon receipt of a waiver petition, will review the petition and may grant the waiver when:

(a) The designated teacher is unable to complete the training within the required time period;

(b) The trained teacher leaves his or her position in the school and the district is not able to designate and train a replacement by the beginning of the next school year;

(c) A district serving from 1 to 499 students only includes one or two elementary schools with four or fewer licensed teachers per school teaching multiple grade levels and the district receives services from an Education Service District teacher who has completed the required training; or

(d) A Long-Term Care and Treatment program provides services to students in kindergarten through grade 5 and the Education Service District or responsible district has a teacher who has completed the required training available to provide services to students in the Long-Term Care and Treatment program.

(3) Waivers under subsections (2)(a) and (b) may be granted for up to one year. Waivers under subsection (2)(c) would remain in effect as long as the circumstances continue and as long as the district continues to receive services from the Education Service District teacher who has completed the required training. Waivers under subsection (2)(d) would remain in effect as long as the circumstances continue and as long as the Long-Term Care and Treatment program receives services from a teacher who has completed the required training from the Education Service District or responsible district.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.726
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.726
Hist.: ODE 1-2017, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-17

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