School report says students measure up

Tuesday, May 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- About one-fifth of Oklahoma elementary and middle school students measured up to benchmarks in standardized testing last year.

A report of the Education Oversight Board says during the 1999-2000 school year, 212 of 12-hundred tested schools had 70 percent of their students earn satisfactory marks in all subjects on standardized tests.

Ninety Oklahoma schools met the benchmark for a third consecutive year.

Officials say it's hard to compare Oklahoma's results to other states since testing material is tailored to each state.

The report also showed Oklahoma's high schools lost between 30-and-40 percent of the black and Hispanic students who were supposed to be in the 2000 graduating class.