Oklahoma teachers score well on national report

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 5:48 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma gets high marks for teacher quality on a national report released by an education group.

The annual report Quality Counts ranks Oklahoma 7th in the nation for teacher quality. The report was released Wednesday by the trade publication Education Week and is considered one of the most comprehensive reports of school operations.

It shows Oklahoma maintained above-average grades in three of four categories.

Oklahoma did receive a C+ in the category of school climate. It lost points on school safety because state law does not enforce specific penalties for school violence incidents.