School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 65%
Oregon only allows for local school boards to serve as authorizers for charter schools which has led to substantial regulations for those schools and prevented them from growing. In particular districts being the only authorizer has led to a large funding inequity that exists for charter school students as local school districts are empowered to take up to 20% of per pupil funding as an authorizer fee.
Online Learning Score: 75%
Three new virtual schools were approved to open. Oregon should allow more student access by eliminating district restrictions on enrollment without permission and allow students to enroll beyond full time.
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
Evaluations happen annually and must take objective measures of student achievement and growth into account. Teacher ineffectiveness is not grounds for dismissal. Tenure decisions are not primarily based on teacher effectiveness. Local districts control teacher compensation and may elect to grant their teachers performance pay if they see fit