Oklahoma

Oklahoma Approves New School Report Cards

According to the Associated Press, the Oklahoma State Board of Education has “approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having flawed metrics.” State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says the new grading system “was...

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Oklahoma’s School Report Cards Have “New Focus”

Jennifer Palmer reports for the Enid News & Eagle that after “a two-year hiatus,” Oklahoma’s school report cards are back. But now they have a new focus: “The school accountability tool underwent a significant revamp” under ESSA “and now will include student test scores, a...

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Oklahoma’s Plan Approved

The US Department of Education officially approved the state’s ESSA implementation plan, “Oklahoma Edge.” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister commented, “This plan is so much more than the charts, graphs and technical language that are routine components of official policy whitepapers,” rather, “Oklahoma...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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OK Submits its ESSA Plan

Oklahoma has sent its ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Referred to as “Oklahoma Edge,” the plan “takes a more student-by-student approach to public education, including a goal of developing an individualized career academic plan for every student by 2025.”

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OK Dept. of Ed Releases Third Draft ESSA Plan

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released its third draft ESSA plan for public review. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister stated, “We are intentionally raising the bar for public education with this plan,” and “we are grateful to the many Oklahomans who already have...

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