|The Profiles 2000 State Report and the Profiles 2000 District Reports, which fulfill the reporting requirements
of the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program are now available for downloading and
printing. These annual reports are compiled and published by the Office of Accountability,
under the direction of the Education Oversight Board, as required by the Educational
Reform Act of 1990, also known as House Bill 1017.
Several items that may be of particular interest in this year's edition of the State
- As an indicator of local support for
education, a new map has been added to reflect the current utilization of bonding capacity
by the districts in each county. Figure 15 (page 32) shows how close districts and their
communities are to reaching bonding capacities that allow for improvements in the
educational environment through construction, remodeling, transportation, and equipment
- To evaluate schools' overall performance
in preparing students for the Core Curriculum Tests, the Education Oversight Board has
adopted 70% of students achieving a score of Satisfactory or above as a
minimum performance benchmark. Figures 25 and 26 (page 50-51) show the number of schools
that achieved the benchmark by grade and number of subject areas. To learn more about the
benchmark and how the schools in your area performed, click here for the 1999-2000 School Report Cards.
- In an effort to assess Oklahoma's student
loss, Figure 31 (page 58) shows the attrition of the graduating class of 2000 based on
their fall enrollment from grades 9th through 12th by race and gender. As you may note,
this class lost between 30% and 40% of all African American and Hispanic male and female
- The ACT is also an important measure of
high school performance. This college-entrance exam is used to measure a students
level of academic knowledge and is usually required for admission to Oklahoma public
colleges and universities. Figures 35, 36 and 37 (pages 62-64) display Oklahomas
impressive gain on the national average, but also outline distressing performance gaps
across ethnic groups.
The Education Oversight Board and Office
of Accountability strive to provide the most timely and comprehensive information
regarding Oklahomas public schools. We are proud to be partners with public
education and welcome your suggestions and questions regarding these reports. Please
contact us at (405) 522-4578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.