[kids-lib] Oregon Statistics

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Aug 21 14:39:10 PDT 2008

Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center released Quality Counts 2008.  
How does Oregon rank?
-40th in the nation in preschool enrollment 
-50th in eligible children enrolled in Kindergarten
-38th in 4th grade reading: percent proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress  (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/profile.asp)
-17th in 8th grade reading: percent proficient on NAEP
-28th in graduation rate
For more inforamtion check out the following:
State Policies Ensuring School Readiness

Quality Counts 2008: Oregon http://www.edweek.org/media/ew/qc/2008/18shr.or.h27.pdf

Quality Counts 2008 (national)
In the U.S., children typically start their formal education around the age of five. With increased attention to the performance of even the youngest students, many states are enacting policies to ensure students arrive at school prepared to succeed on day one. In Quality Counts 2008, the EPE Research Center found that 32 states have enacted at least one of the three main school-readiness policies tracked in the report. Twenty-one states have interventions and/or supports in place for children judged not school-ready. In 17 states, local school districts are required to conduct some sort of school-readiness assessment to determine if children are prepared for the work they will encounter at school. But only 13 states have established formal definitions of school readiness that address what a child should know and be able to do in order to succeed in the K-12 system. 

Katie Anderson
Youth Services Consultant
Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator
Library Development 
Oregon State Library
katie.anderson at state.or.us
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