[Libs-Or] 2018-19 Statewide Report Card & At-A-Glance School & District Profiles from ODE

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Nov 26 10:56:49 PST 2019

Please pardon the cross-posting.


The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) just released the 2018-19 Oregon Statewide Report Card<https://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-and-districts/reportcards/Pages/Statewide-Annual-Report-Card.aspx>. It provides a slew of statistics and information on everything from class size to student homelessness, language diversity to measures of progress, early childhood data to graduation rates, and more. FYI, page 13 indicates that last school year there were 165 FTE licensed librarians and 697 FTE paraprofessionals staffing libraries in Oregon's 1250ish public schools.

On a related note, last month ODE released the 2018-19 At-A-Glance School and District Profiles<https://www.oregon.gov/ode/schools-and-districts/reportcards/reportcards/Pages/default.aspx> (report cards). Enter a school district name in the search box<https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx>, and select the school-level or district-level report card from the drop-down list to learn about student demographics, staffing, progress indicators, and more. The district-level report card shows library staffing, but the school-level one does not.

Last year's district-level report cards showed the number of "Librarians" in the "Our Staff" column on page 2. However, the number actually represented all school library staff for the district - classified (paraprofessional) and licensed. ODE heard from many people, including OASL, that the information that was presented did not paint a clear picture of library staffing levels in Oregon public schools. ODE responded, and this year's district-level report cards list "Licensed Librarians" in the "Our Staff" column, and this year's statewide report card lists licensed and paraprofessional library staff separately.

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone.


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant
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