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​​English Language Arts (ELA) Project Team

The English Language Arts Project Team will review existing English Language Arts Curriculum and practices in order to make curriculum and adoption recommendations to the School Board.  The Project Team and supporting cadres will be charged with:

  • Researching best practices and instructional materials to be considered for possible adoption in English Language Arts
  • Articulating long term and supporting learning targets and assessments in English Language Arts
  • Recommending professional development and structures for ongoing professional learning

The Beaverton School District reviews and updates its curriculum, instructional practices, and classroom materials according to Board policy and Oregon State Statute and Administrative Regulations.

The public is welcome to attend ELA Project Team meetings as non-participating observers.


ELA PROJECT TEAM PHASE I REPORT MAY, 2015 - Board Approved  

ELA PROJECT TEAM PHASE II REPORT APRIL, 2016 - Board Approved


​Meeting Details
​Documents / Information
​December 2, 2014
​ELA Project Team Schedule 2014-15
ELA Project Team Roster
School Board Charge
ELA Project Team Community Agreements
Orientation Reading #!
Orientation Reading #2
Decision Making: Fist-to-FIve
​December 9, 2014
​Shifts in ELA & Literacy
Spotlight on the Standards
Powerpoint Presentation
ELA Standards by Grade Level
2006 Literacy Position Paper
​January 13, 2015
​Academic English
Diagram - Math / Science / ELA
English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
ELPS At-a-Glance
Depth of Knowledge Levels
ELA Position Paper Revisions
5 Dimensions of Teaching & Learning
​February 10, 2015
​OAKS Reading Data Grades 3-8 and 11
EXPLORE Grades 8-9, PLAN Grade 10 ACT 11 Data
DRA Data Grades 1-3
Report Card Reading/Writing/Speaking Data Grades 1-5
OAKS Growth Reading Grades 4-5 and 6-8
Oregon University System (OUS) Entrance Data
Oregon University System (OUS) First Year Data
Staff Survey Results
Program Evaluation Criteria
BSD ELA Literacy Position Paper - Approved by Team January, 2015
SBAC vs. OAKS
BSD ELA Data Review (Google Doc)
​March 10, 2015
​Deepening Text Analysis Through Student Talk (Video - TeachingChannel)
ELA Learning Targets
ELA BSD Best Practices
​April 14, 2015
​Elementary Survey
Middle School Survey
High School Survey
​May 20, 2015
Instructional Resources Review
Elementary Adoption  Rationale
Middle & High School Adoption Rationale
Elementary Resources Update 5-28-18
​November 17, 2015
​2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
Phase II Group Input
​January 12, 2016
​Adopted Criteria - ELA CCSS
ELA 5 Best Practices
ELA Video
Penny Kittle Video
Meeting Presentation
​March 8, 2016
​Meeting Presentation
Handwriting Guidance
Spelling Guidance
Elementary Resource Review Tool
Elementary Cadre / Resources
Middle School Materials Review:  IRLA
Synthesis of Middle School ELA Cadre Publisher Preview
Synthesis of High School ELA Cadre Publisher Preview
​April 12, 2016
​Meeting Presentation
Elementary Cadre Recommendations
Elementary Materials Review Data
Elementary Rec Charts
Middles School Feedback Synthesis
High School Feedback Synthesis
​Implementation
​Classroom Libraries