State Education Department Releases 2016 A-F Report Cards For Public Schools

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 1:49 pm
By: News On 6

The State Board of Education released the 2016 A-F Report Cards for all public schools in Oklahoma Thursday. 

This year’s tally included 196 A’s, 455 B’s, 582 C’s, 319 D’s and 213 F’s. By contrast, in 2015, schools earned 212 A’s, 497 B’s, 536 C’s, 333 D’s and 183 F’s.

The department has posted a link on its website.

The ODE report cards are likely to be the last using the A-F calculations that have been in effect since the 2012-2013 school year. 

Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and a new state law, House Bill 3218, the Oklahoma State Department of Education  is developing a new school accountability calculation to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year.

“Our sights are fixed on a stronger school accountability system that will be a more meaningful and accurate measure for Oklahoma schools and districts, one that will better provide contextual information that educators, families and communities need to know about our schools, their academic performance, student growth and progress especially for high-need and at-risk student groups,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said.