NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Oklahoma's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 59.6%, Black 10.9%, Hispanic 8.9%, Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 18.9%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

Oklahoma Students

  Oklahoma United States
Total Students 634,739 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 54.5% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 7.5% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 15.2% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

Oklahoma Schools

  Oklahoma United States
Number of Schools 1,789 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 1,569 (87.7%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 43 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 8 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

Oklahoma Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $284,795,308; a 39% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

Oklahoma Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  97.6% in low poverty schools, 95.3% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  93.1% in low poverty schools, 85.4% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Oklahoma's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Oklahoma 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 88% 65% 27%
White 92% 72% 31%
Black 80% 46% 11%
Hispanic 80% 44% 15%
Low Income 84% 56% 19%

  Oklahoma 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 78% 72% 26%
White 83% 80% 31%
Black 61% 52% 13%
Hispanic 63% 52% 9%
Low Income 69% 64% 18%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Oklahoma 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 81% 82% 33%
White 85% 88% 39%
Black 67% 63% 10%
Hispanic 74% 70% 22%
Low Income 75% 75% 22%

  Oklahoma 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 76% 66% 21%
White 81% 74% 25%
Black 58% 43% 9%
Hispanic 67% 46% 8%
Low Income 68% 54% 13%

Source: Oklahoma Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 218, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored approximately 260, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 217, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored approximately 263, while nationally they scored 265.  In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 216, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored approximately 260, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2002 4th graders scored approximately 218, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored approximately 262, while nationally they scored 263.

State Math Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 243, while nationally they scored approximately 244; 8th graders scored approximately 275, while nationally they scored 280.  In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 232, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored approximately 270, while nationally they scored 278.  In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 230, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored approximately 271, while nationally they scored 276.  In 2000 4th graders scored approximately 222, while nationally they scored approximately 222; 8th graders scored approximately 270, while nationally they scored approximately 271.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Oklahoma Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 84.6% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 77% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

Oklahoma Nation
7,084
(19.8%)
698,182
(24.9%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Oklahoma Students % of Eligible Oklahoma Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 14,760 2,305 (15.6%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 14,946 122 (0.8%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Oklahoma

Teacher Incentive Fund Beggs School District #4
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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