OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Board of Education is
scheduled to consider adopting an A-F School Grading System so
parents and students can easily see how their schools are
The board will consider implementing the plan at its meeting
Thursday. Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi says
it will provide greater transparency for schools.
The Legislature adopted the grading system last year and Gov.
Mary Fallin signed it into law.
It will use school assessment results from the 2011-2012 school
year to determine a ranking designed to encourage parent and
community engagement and a better understanding of school
Besides test scores, a school's grade will include student
learning gains, improvement of the lowest 25 percent of students in
reading and math and whole school improvement, among other factors.