Release of Oklahoma school grade cards delayed

December 11, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Education notified school districts across the state that the release of brand new school report cards set for this month will be delayed. The district accountability review window will therefore be open in late January after the close of the assessment precode window.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education notified school districts across the state on Monday evening that the release of brand new school report cards set for this month will be delayed.

Grade cards had been set to be released after the state Board of Education holds its monthly meeting on Dec. 18. Local school district officials had been expecting to receive some preliminary grade information to review a week ago, but it never came. Then just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, they received an email from state education officials indicating that more time is needed.

“Important update on school report card review window,” states the email, which the Tulsa World obtained. “The Oklahoma State Department of Education is committed to ensuring the Oklahoma School Report Cards, mandated by state and federal law, are valid, reliable and meaningful. As such, additional time is required to ensure all aspects of the new, multi-measures model are reviewed, tested and validated. This work is ongoing.”