Director, Student Assessment & Professional Development
WHY DO WE HAVE SCHOOL REPORT CARDS?
The Oklahoma School Report Card shares critical information about school performance with schools, families and communities. The report cards are intended to provide important information to stimulate conversations about school successes and areas in need of improvement.
Additionally, both state and federal law require aggregating and disaggregating of specific indicators. The school report card highlights achievement gaps in new, clear ways so that specific interventions can be applied that improve outcomes for all students.
WHAT INFORMATION ON THE REPORT CARD IS REQUIRED BY LAW?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - the predominant federal education law - requires school report cards to include measurements in the following areas: academic achievement, a second academic measure for elementary and middle schools, English language proficiency, graduation rates for high school and a measure of school quality/student success. ESSA also requires meaningful differentiation of schools, meaning schools must be grouped in at least three categories of performance. Oklahoma law requires those categories to be letter grades (A-F).