Proposed Social Science Resources

  • A teacher selection committee has recommended the adoption of McGraw Hill’s Networks as the new primary Social Science resource for GBSD middle school classrooms. Networks is a combination of digital and print resources aligned with the new social science standards adopted by the Oregon Department of Education. With  school board and budget approval this spring, these resources will begin being used in classrooms in the fall of 2019. To learn more about these resources, click on the links below or stop by one of our middle schools to see a sample of the student textbooks. Reach out to Director of Teaching and Learning at with your feedback or questions.

     6th Grade: Discovering World Geography

    7th Grade: A History of the World, Early Ages

    8th Grade: A History of the US, Early Years

     Front Cover of Textbook showing young Asian girl.

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What Can I Expect My Child to Learn?

  • In 2010 the Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards which represent K-12 learning expectations for students in English-language arts and Mathematics. Those standards are the foundation of the Oregon diploma and are what educators in GBSD use to guide what content and skills students are taught during each grade. Below you will find parent guides that provide specific information regarding what you can expect your student to have the opportunity to learn in Language Arts and Mathematics in each grade throughout middle school.

Parent Guides


  • GBSD utilizes a balanced system of assessment that includes a continuum of tools and strategies that measure student learning. Assessment occurs at multiple levels and serve a variety of purposes.

    State Level: Oregon public schools test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science and social sciences in grades 5, 8, and 11. Additional assessments include an incoming Kindergarten assessment, an English language proficiency assessment for our English learners (ELs) and the Extended Assessment for our students with special needs. 

    2018-2019 Opt-Out Information

    Formulario de Exclusión 2018-2019

    District Level: These assessments monitor student academic growth across the district and help provide information about students who may need additional support.

    Classroom Level: Educators design assessments to monitor student understanding of concepts and skills in order to help with instructional decisions.