Position Statements

OCTELA acknowledges that the worlds of education and politics often cross paths. Therefore, to best serve our membership and our students, we work to ensure that the core beliefs of OCTELA are made known. When necessary, we provide timely responses to educational movements and legislation.

5 of 8 Rule

Achievement Tests

Assessment (2014)

Assessment (2000)

Censorship Resolution

Common Core

Governor’s Commission on Teaching

High Stakes Testing

In Support of Requiring Knowledge about LGBT Issues in Academic Studies

LGBTQ Students

Machine Scoring of Student Writing

NCTE Position Statements Supported by OCTELA

No Child Left Behind

Teacher Evaluations

People of Color

Recruitment and Teacher Preparation

Standardization of English Language Arts Instruction


Third Grade Guarantee

Use of Vocabulary Lists to Improve Assessment Performance