Students will receive their results from the spring testing next month. Spring 2017 test results are dramatically different than they have been in the past, they cannot and must not be compared to prior years. This year marks a total reset and establishes a new baseline year. The results for this initial year may come as a shock for many families and students, as it was for us. It is important not to be discouraged. Our children, teachers and schools have not changed, but our expectations have evolved to ensure our students are ready for their future and next steps after high school. Proficient now indicates that an Oklahoma student is prepared or on track to be prepared for college or the workplace. Our state’s test results finally have national comparability which aligns with the ACT/SAT as well as NAEP.
Please watch this video put out by the State Department of Education for more information.