Schools chief says Oklahoma report card 'unacceptable'
(KTEN) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the statewide school report card on Wednesday.
The report reflects results from testing in spring of this year.
Reading proficiency showed an overall decline from 2022. Eighth grade reading scores show only 19.3 percent of students were proficient in 2023.
The report issued letter grades for different categories:
In a statement, State Superintendent of Education Ryan Walters said the scores are "simply unacceptable," adding:
"I will not allow Oklahoma to continue to fail; that's why we are taking a Back-to-Basics approach. We are implementing robust school choice options for parents, have rolled out the greatest teacher recruitment program in the country, and are reinstituting accountability for discipline in the classroom."