Oregon: ELL Resources
As of the 2012-13 school year, Oregon's schools were home to more than 56,500 English language learners (ELLs), which marks a 8% increase from the 2002-2003 school year (Migration Policy Institute, 2015). Currently, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Oregon are Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Somali.
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Oregon Department of Education
ELP Standards & Assessment
ELP Standards: ELPA21
ELP Assessment: Oregon's ELPA21 Website
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Oregon Assessment Website
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
AFT Oregon is the State Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.
This is a downloadable file that lists many wonderful multicultural websites focusing on different ethnic groups, professional and student organizations, and multimedia resources.
Oregon Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.
Oregon State PIRC provides resources, information, and skills to parents and educators throughout Oregon to strengthen school-family partnerships that create success for all of Oregon&s children and youth.
ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL serving teachers, administrators, researchers, and students of the ESL profession in the state of Oregon.
Oregon adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2016. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. States and Districts with the Highest Number and Share of English Language Learners. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/states-and-districts-highest-number-and-share-english-language-learners
Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/number-and-growth-students-us-schools-need-english-instruction-2009
Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students. Oregon Rate of EL Growth (1997/98-2007/08). Compiled July 2010 and retrieved from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/t3sis/state/oregon/.