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    By mj

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    I teach in Oregon. Kids typically start school between 5 and 6 years old. They go to elementary school from Kindergarten (age 5) to fifth grade (age 10-11) where they take a little bit of everything. They are taught in a self-contained classroom with one teacher who teaches all subjects. In sixth grade (12 years old) they go to middle school until ninth grade (14-15 years old). They take a variety of subjects from different teachers. They have requirements in social studies, science, math, English and foreign language, and they may choose the rest of their classes. Many kids take college prep classes. High school is the same way - grades 10-12 (ages 15-18), only at a higher level. There are state tests given at grades 3, 5, 8, and 10. We also have standards at each grade level - things that must be taught. I hope this helps!


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