As of the 2016-2017 school year, Oregon’s schools were home to more than 56,500 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Oregon were Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Oregon Department of Education
ELL Website: Limited English and Immigrant — Title III Information
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
ESSA: Oregon ESSA State Plan
AFT Oregon is the State Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.
Multicultural Resource Directory from the Oregon Department of Education
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
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.
Formed in 2002, FACT Oregon is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.
ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL serving teachers, administrators, researchers, and students of the ESL profession in the state of Oregon.
Oregon: Seal of Biliteracy
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.