Oregon

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Standard Education, Common Knowledge and Skills: The standard education is comprised of: (1) Common Curriculum Goals that consist of […] (b) Common Knowledge and Skills. The Common Knowledge and Skills consists of facts, concepts, principles, rules, procedures and methods of inquiry associated with the following subject matter areas: A) English Language Arts; B) Mathematics; C) Health Education; D) Science Education; E) Physical Education; F) Social Studies; (G) Music; (H) Art; I) Personal Finance; J) Second Language and Culture; K) Career Education. (Or. Admin. R. 581-021-0200)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards

Oregon Early Childhood Foundations (2007)

Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Oregon Arts Content Standards (2015)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide a planned K-12 instructional program. The planned K-12 instructional program must include the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards to include…(E) The arts. (Or. Admin. R. 581-022-1210)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide a planned K-12 instructional program. The planned K-12 instructional program must include the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards to include…(E) The arts. (Or. Admin. R. 581-022-1210)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide a planned K-12 instructional program. The planned K-12 instructional program must include the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards to include…(E) The arts. (Or. Admin. R. 581-022-1210)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Unit of Credit Requirements for students who were first enrolled in grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year or first enrolled in grade 9 in any subsequent school year: (a) Each student shall earn a minimum of 24 units of credit to include at least: (G) Career and Technical Education, The Arts or Second Language -- 3 (units shall be earned in any one or a combination). (Or. Admin. R. 581-022-1130)

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Early Childhood Education Specialization: Program Standards: (5) Standard 3:  Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum for young children, to include developmentally appropriate objectives, teaching materials, and learning experiences for integrating instruction in language, mathematics, science, social studies, health, safety, nutrition, art, music, drama, and movement. (Or. Admin. R. 584-420-0620)

Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Endorsement: Program Standards: (8) Standard 6:  The arts—Candidates know, understand, and use—as appropriate to their own understanding and skills—the content, functions, and achievements of the performing arts (dance, music, theater) and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students. (Or. Admin. R. 584-420-0345)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Basic and Standard Teacher License Requirements: [Licensure requirements for] Basic art: (Or. Admin. R.584-038-0040); Standard art: (Or. Admin. R. 584-040-0040); Basic music: (Or. Admin. R. 584-038-0210); Standard music: (Or. Admin. R. 584-040-0200); Basic drama: (Or. Admin. R. 584-038-0170); Standard drama: (Or. Admin. R. 584-040-0170).

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Special Programs and Services: School districts may identify and provide special educational programs and services for students who demonstrate creative abilities, leadership abilities or unusual abilities in the visual or performing arts. The board must adopt state guidelines for the identification and provision of special educational programs and services for students. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 343.411)

Links to Administrative Code

Oregon Administrative Rules

Links to State Statutes

Oregon Revised Statutes

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2009-2010

Date of Release/Publication

2011

Population or Sample

Population

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

100% response rate. Secondary data collection via the state education agency.

Survey Report

Access to the Arts in Oregon Schools

Date of Past Survey

2010

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

587,564

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

22.2

Per Pupil Expenditures

$10,830

% High School Graduation Rate

76.3%

% High School Drop-out Rate

7.3%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

53.7%

% Minority Students

35.5%

% English Language Learners

8.9%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

14.0%