Aligning for Student Success - May Message

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Aligning for Student Success - May Message

Over the last month, our office has continued to review applications, present our reviews to the Quality Assurance and Learning Panel (QALP), follow-up with applicants as needed, and prepare for co-development sessions. As we mentioned last month, we’ll be sharing Integrated Application Stats at the beginning of each message, so you have a small window into how the process is moving. 

Integration Application Stats

As of 7am on April 27,

299 Applications have been submitted to ODE (of an anticipated 301, including district-sponsored charters)

274 Applications have been processed and sent to reviewer teams

210 Applications have been reviewed and have moved into the QALP process

87 Applications have been presented to the QALP

49 Applications have been moved into co-development of Longitudinal Performance Growth Targets (LPGTs)

Additionally, in this month’s message, we’re sharing information about the following: 

  • Finalized Progress Marker Framework
  • A Reminder about LPGT Co-Development
  • Update on Rosa González Webinars

Finalized Progress Marker Framework 

We are happy to share that the Progress Marker framework has been finalized! Thank you to those who provided thoughtful engagement, input, and feedback over the past few months to help us refine and update this essential framework. We hope this iteration provides clarity and depth with clear connections to the five, common metrics.

As a reminder, the use of progress markers is to help set clear indicators of the kinds of changes we’d expect to see ahead of changes to the common metrics outlined in the Integrated Guidance (pg.74-75). Along with Longitudinal Performance Growth Targets (LPGTs), the progress marker framework is a required component of the overall performance framework going into the next biennium. 

We are also providing a detailed crosswalk showing alignment between the Cognia Characteristics for school and district accreditation and the Progress Markers. This table was developed independently from Cognia and is not a definitive crosswalk. All Cognia Characteristics can potentially be addressed through at least one Progress Marker, except for Cognia Characteristic #10.  

A Reminder about LPGT Co-Development

On April 17, we released a special message about the Longitudinal Performance Growth Targets (LPGTs) Co-Development process. The message outlines the goals of co-development, scheduling and the two ways to engage in the process, what to expect and how to prepare for the co-development sessions. If you have any questions about the co-development process, reach out to

Update on Rosa González Webinars

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared the invitation to Rosa González and ODE’s webinars on partnership building and community engagement in March and April! The webinar recordings can be viewed by clicking the links below, or by visiting the Aligning for Student Success Professional Learning, Events, and Recordings webpage.

Important Dates and Action Items

Early Indicator and Intervention Systems

August 14, 2023: All EIIS claims must be submitted. Claims can be applied to expenses made between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. 

High School Success

May 10, 2023: HSS Eligibility Rubric Review Feedback Session.

Register here:

August 31, 2023: Final date to spend HSS funds. Claims are due by October 15.

Student Investment Account

April 30, 2023: SIA Quarter 3 Reports due!

Don’t forget to submit your SIA Q3 report by midnight PST on April 30, 2023. If you need assistance, please reach out to your District Grant Manager.

June 30, 2023: Claim 100% of SIA Funds

Remember to claim 100% of your SIA funds by 6/30/23. You will be able to continue spending through September 30, 2023, but 100% of funds must be drawn down by midnight on 6/30/2023.

Program Specific Updates

High School Success

The High School Success team at ODE has been, with prior feedback from partners, reviewing and revising the rubric that was used to determine eligibility during the 2020-21 school year with the intention of making it more concise and closely aligned with statutory requirements.

Included is a first draft of the revised eligibility rubric. We want to ensure this rubric is a tool that supports systems improvement for all students, especially groups who have been historically marginalized, and would greatly appreciate it if you could take time to review. Some of you have already shared feedback with us and we thank you for taking the time to do so. We realize this is a busy time of year for many so we have extended the feedback window and are offering an additional Zoom session to share thoughts, suggestions, and concerns.

Feedback can be emailed to us at or be shared at our Zoom office hours on Wednesday, May 10 from 1:00 -2:30 pm. Please register to attend the feedback session with this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If choosing to email feedback please do so by Friday, May 12th. 

Thank you for your time and efforts and we look forward to our continued collaboration to support Oregon students.

Highlighted Resources for the Month

Apply for the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Advisory Group

The Oregon Department of Education’s (ODE) Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) is excited to share the Letter of Interest for the new Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Advisory Group.

The Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Advisory Group will support the development and implementation of the Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Plan. The Advisory Group will partner with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI) at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to provide guidance on educational issues affecting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students and families. The Advisory Group will share their collective experiences, histories, and wisdom to help ODE and Oregon’s school districts to ensure that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students can thrive. 

The Advisory Group supports Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander student efforts in three important ways:

  • Give guidance to OEDI staff in developing, revising, updating, and implementing the Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Plan.
  • Give guidance to OEDI staff in creating and updating priorities, eligibility and selection criteria for the Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success grants.
  • Give guidance to OEDI staff in creating Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) to be presented to the State Board of Education for the implementation of the Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Plan goals and objectives.

We are looking for up to 20 members to join the new Advisory Group to serve 2-year terms starting in June 2023.

In order to apply, kindly submit your Letter of Interest in the following ways:

  •  Download and submit the letter of interest application and email it as an attachment to: 
    • Letter of interest (Word Doc)
    • Letter of Interest (PDF) 
    • Complete the Letter of Interest using this online application:  Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Advisory Group Letter of Interest.
    • Provide your responses over the phone. Contact Carol K. Matsuzaki, Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Coordinator at  or call 971-208-0297.

Letters of Interest are due no later than May 26, 2023. Applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified by June 2023. If selected to join the Advisory Group, you will receive an invitation letter and ODE staff will connect with you for the next steps.


For more information or if you have questions, please contact Carol K. Matsuzaki, Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Student Success Coordinator at or call 971-208-0297.

Register Today for the Youth Engagement Power Hour

The Youth Engagement Power Hour is a series consisting of youth panels, youth leadership councils, and youth-driven organizations with the purpose of highlighting the statewide engagement and advocacy work they are doing to educate and inform planning initiatives and policy work within OHA’s Health Systems Division. There will also be an opportunity for youth advocates and meeting participants to connect and network through important conversations.

The purpose of this series is to give youth and young adults a platform that elevates their voices, creating a space wherein their advocacy and lived experience is placed at the forefront in informing work within the mental health system of care. Workers of all roles within the mental health system of care are encouraged to attend.

Click here for more event information and registration.

Attendance Works Webinar: Relationships All Year Round -
Nurturing Showing Up

Attendance Works is holding a webinar focused on year-round, ongoing engagement on Wednesday, May 10. This second of four Attendance Awareness Campaign webinars will focus on the importance of intentionally cultivating caring relationships with students and families, over time, as a crucial foundation for engagement. Speakers will explore barriers to showing up and how they are using data to determine what works given new realities. Register here. More information can be found on their website.