Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.690 - School Improvement and Professional Development program established.

(1) Oregon hereby establishes a School Improvement and Professional Development program to encourage the following:

(a) The development of educational goals for individual schools and school districts;

(b) The assessment of the educational progress of school programs and students;

(c) The expansion of professional growth and career opportunities for Oregon teachers;

(d) The restructuring of the school workplace to provide teachers with responsibilities and authority commensurate with their status as professionals;

(e) The development and coordination of pilot programs to evaluate the viability of proposed rules, policies or recommendations that affect professional practices associated with teaching methods, curricula, instructional materials, instructional format and organization, assessment and testing related to this chapter; and

(f) The identification of validated educational research used to substantiate the rationale for initiating pilot programs.

(2) All programs in ORS 329.675 to 329.745 and 329.788 to 329.820 are subject to the availability of funds appropriated therefor.

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