NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Oregon's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 71.7%, Hispanic 15.5%, Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8%, Black 3.1%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.4%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

Oregon Students

  Oregon United States
Total Students 552,194 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 41.8% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 11.7% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 14.2% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

Oregon Schools

  Oregon United States
Number of Schools 1,260 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 956 (77.6%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 35 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 3 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

Oregon Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $213,198,540; a 56% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approval Pending

Oregon Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  98.1% in low poverty schools, 98% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  88.3% in low poverty schools, 87.4% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Oregon's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Oregon 4th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 79% 62% 28%
White 84% 70% 34%
Black 69% 38% 10%
Hispanic 60% 35% 10%
Low Income 69% 46% 14%

  Oregon 8th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 68% 77% 34%
White 74% 82% 37%
Black 53% 57% 21%
Hispanic 44% 53% 14%
Low Income 54% 65% 21%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Oregon 4th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 71% 79% 35%
White 76% 85% 40%
Black 56% 59% 16%
Hispanic 52% 54% 12%
Low Income 60% 68% 21%

  Oregon 8th Graders
  State Data–% Proficient NAEP Data–% Basic NAEP Data–% Proficient
All 70% 73% 35%
White 75% 78% 39%
Black 51% 59% 28%
Hispanic 50% 50% 14%
Low Income 57% 59% 20%

Source: Oregon Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

Oregon Reading Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 215, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored 266, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 217, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored 263, while nationally they scored 260.  In 2003 4th graders scored 218, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored 264, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2002 4th graders scored 220, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored 268, while nationally they scored 263.

Oregon Math Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 238, while nationally they scored approximately 240; 8th graders scored 284, while nationally they scored 280.  In 2005 4th graders scored 238, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored 282, while nationally they scored 278.  In 2003 4th graders scored 236, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored 281, while nationally they scored 276.  In 2002 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored 224; 8th graders scored 280, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Oregon Students for Success

Oregon's high school graduation rate was 81.7% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 74.2% for Oregon, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

Oregon Nation
6,180
(19.1%)
698,182
(24.9%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Oregon Students % of Eligible Oregon Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 10,725 2,031 (18.9%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 18,980 2,543 (13.4%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Oregon

Teacher Incentive Fund Not Participating
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Not Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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