Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oklahoma closes the ‘honesty gap’

In this 2006 report, OCPA
recommended that Oklahoma
"reverse course and increase
expectations for performance." 
"With new test score standards that state education officials believe are more in line with national standards, the majority of Oklahoma students lack proficiency in all but one subject area tested," Ben Felder reports today in The Oklahoman.
An average of 63 percent of Oklahoma students scored below proficient in the 18 state-required tests issued last school year in grades third through eighth, and 10th grade. 
The 10th-grade U.S. history test was the only exam where a majority—slightly over 50 percent—of students scored as proficient or advanced. 
Most Oklahoma students lack the basic subject-level knowledge the state now requires, according to the statewide scores released Wednesday.
Disappointing, to be sure, but Oklahoma's education officials do deserve credit for finally working to close the honesty gap. This is something OCPA has been recommending for more than 11 years.

UPDATE:

Via the Tulsa World, here's a look at some of the proficiency rates.

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