Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.045 - Revision of Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators, diploma requirements, Essential Learning Skills and academic content standards; instruction in academic content areas.

(1) In order to achieve the goals contained in ORS 329.025, the State Board of Education shall regularly and periodically review and revise its Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators and diploma requirements. This includes Essential Learning Skills and rigorous academic content standards in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and second languages. School districts and public charter schools shall maintain control over course content, format, materials and teaching methods. The regular review shall involve teachers and other educators, parents of students and other citizens and shall provide ample opportunity for public comment.

(2) The State Board of Education shall continually review and revise all adopted academic content standards necessary for students to successfully transition to the next phase of their education.

(3) School districts and public charter schools shall offer students instruction in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and second languages that meets the academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education and meets the requirements adopted by the State Board of Education and the board of the school district or public charter school. [Formerly 326.725; 1995 c.660 §6; 1999 c.200 §29; 1999 c.1029 §3; 2003 c.303 §5; 2007 c.858 §4]

Note: The amendments to 329.045 by section 4, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.045. (1) In order to achieve the goals contained in ORS 329.025 and 329.035, the State Board of Education shall regularly and periodically review and revise its Common Curriculum Goals. This includes Essential Learning Skills and rigorous academic content standards in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and second languages. School districts and public charter schools shall maintain control over course content, format, materials and teaching methods. The rigorous academic content standards shall reflect the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving the Certificate of Initial Mastery, the Certificate of Initial Mastery subject area endorsements, the Certificate of Advanced Mastery and diplomas pursuant to ORS 329.025 and as described in ORS 329.447. The regular review shall involve teachers and other educators, parents of students and other citizens and shall provide ample opportunity for public comment.

(2) The State Board of Education shall continually review all adopted academic content standards and shall raise the standards for mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and second languages to the highest levels possible.

(3) School districts and public charter schools shall offer students instruction in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and second languages that meets the academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education and meets the requirements adopted by the State Board of Education and the board of the school district or public charter school.

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