[kids-lib] Quality Counts 2009: How is Oregon doing?

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Jan 8 09:47:21 PST 2009

**Please excuse the cross-posting.

Yesterday I received notification that Quality Counts 2009 is available at http://www.edweek.org/ew/toc/2009/01/08/index.html.  Education Week, with support from Pew Center on the States, has been publishing this annual report tracking state education policies and outcomes for 13 years.  English language learners are the focus of the report the year.  There is a lot of information on this website, and lots of hyperlinks to get lost in.  Here are a few helpful links:

National overview and Oregon's report card:  http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2009/17src.h28.html
Using this national map, you can pull up just a quick view of Oregon's report card.  You can also compare Oregon's grade to other states' grades too.

Details on Oregon: http://www.edweek.org/apps/qc2009/state_compare.html
Check the box next to Oregon and hit the "Compare" button at the bottom of the page to generate Oregon's detailed report.  You'll see specific stats such as the number of ELL students receiving services in Oregon, how many are progressing, how many are not progressing, and how many are reclassified as proficient.  You'll also find info on early-childhood education, college readiness, and success indicators such as parent education, parent employment, and parent's English proficiency.

Executive summary explaining the report and data: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/01/08/17execsum.h28.html

These statistics may be helpful in identifying areas to develop or improve your programs, services, and materials.  They also may be useful in advocating for support of your programs, services, and materials.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528
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