Transition Resources, Indicator 1: Graduation

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Our resource section is now organized by the 4 Indicators: Graduation, Drop Out, Transition and Post School Outcomes.

Each indicator has a list of categories at the top of the page. When the category is selected, the category will expand into a list of resources.

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Diploma Options

Oregon High School Exit Options

A list of high school diplomas and alternatives. 

As Oregon students work to be successful in their next steps (e.g. postsecondary education and training, workforce entry, career school, apprenticeship, military) the Department of Education is committed to ensuring a variety of options are available to meet all students’ needs. 

The Oregon Diploma Credit Requirements

These refer to state-wide requirements and serve as a minimum for graduation. Local districts may have additional graduation requirements. For the most complete list of requirements for graduation, please contact your local high school.

GED Accommodations

GED Testing Service Accommodations
We are committed to providing students with full access to the GED® test for anyone with disabilities and support the intention of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). Test accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and include things   such as extra testing time, extra breaks, and a separate testing room.


Oregon Essential Skills

The Essential Skills are nine cross-disciplinary skills that students should be developing across grades K- 12.

GED Option

Oregon's High School Equivalency Program, administered by the HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) oversees the GED® preparation, instruction and testing process in Oregon. ​The GED® program provides individuals with an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential, in place of a high school diploma.


ESSA Brief: Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has received many questions from districts about how the elimination of HQT and federal requirements for educator evaluations will impact Oregon educators. The purpose of this brief is to provide initial guidance to school districts regarding current requirements (2015 -16) and changes in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.


Considerations around Diploma Options

Considerations around Diploma Options shows an infographic that helps determine the diploma option for a student.  The document also lists the unacceptable reasons for determining not to follow the standard diploma option for a student.


Increased Graduation Rates

Alliance for Excellent Education

Secondary school improvement and the issues surrounding it. 

Every child a high school graduate, prepared for success.  That is the bedrock principle that drives the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC–based national nonprofit committed to improving the educational outcomes—and lives—of high school students, especially those under performing and those historically under served.


Credit for Proficiency

Credit for Proficiency provides students the opportunity to earn graduation credits within Oregon’s standards-based system by demonstrating what they know and can do.

Project U-turn

A citywide collaborative effort to understand, focus public attention on and raise Philadelphia's graduation, engagement and re-engagement rates through a collective impact strategy.



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