Oregon’s plan clearly expects schools and districts to engage in a process of continuous improvement.
The state identifies some very specific steps and timelines for districts and schools to take as part of the continuous-improvement process. The state’s role is to support schools and districts in improving, and a great deal of stakeholder engagement is built into the process.
Oregon places a big bet on the district as the unit of change.
However, the role of the state if any districts struggle is less clear. It would be helpful for Oregon to develop a regular feedback mechanism that involves key stakeholders to solicit feedback about the operation of the accountability system and identify where adjustments and revisions are needed.