"Only two percent of students at North Highland Elementary School in Oklahoma City and three percent of students at Douglass Mid-High, F.D. Moon Academy, and Rockwood Elementary School scored proficient in English/language arts or math on state tests administered in the spring," Tim Willert reports today in The Oklahoman.
Just four percent of students at Thelma Parks Elementary and five percent of students at Britton Elementary, Centennial Mid-High, Emerson Alternative (South), Telstar Elementary and Willow Brook Elementary attained proficiency—a high degree of competence or skill.
With few exceptions, Oklahoma City district students performed poorly on the exams following a second year of higher academic standards.
Only 15 percent of students tested in late April and early May scored proficient or better in English/language arts or math, according to data provided by Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Statewide, 27 percent of third-graders and 20 percent of seventh-graders scored proficient in English/language arts while 20 percent of fifth-graders scored proficient in math.