Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Rule Rule 584-020-0015
Curriculum and Instruction


The competent educator measures success by the progress of each student toward realization of personal potential as a worthy and effective citizen. The competent educator stimulates the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and the thoughtful formulation of goals as they are appropriate for each individual.


The competent teacher demonstrates:


Use of state and district adopted curriculum and goals;


Skill in setting instructional goals and objectives expressed as learning outcomes;


Use of current subject matter appropriate to the individual needs of students;


Use of students’ growth and development patterns to adjust instruction to individual needs consistent with the number of students and amount of time available; and


Skill in the selection and use of teaching techniques conducive to student learning.


The competent administrator demonstrates:


Skill in assisting individual staff members to become more competent educators by complying with federal, state and local laws, rules, and lawful and reasonable district policy and contracts;


Knowledge of curriculum and instruction appropriate to assignment;


Skill in implementing instructional programs through adequate communication with staff; and


Skill in identifying and initiating any needed change which helps each student toward realization of personal learning potential.

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Jun. 8, 2021