The office creates three levels of Profiles report for Oklahoma’s public school system - state report, district report, and school report cards. The information presented in the “Profiles Report” is divided into three major reporting categories: (1) Community Characteristics, (2) Educational Process, and (3) Student Performance. The intention is to mirror a real-world educational process. Students have a given home and community life. They attend schools comprised of a diverse makeup of teachers who deliver education through different programs and a variety of teaching styles. And in the end, all of these factors come to bear on each student’s academic performance.
The “State Report” deals with state-level common education issues. It examines the “big picture” of Oklahoma education and it is meant to set the stage for examining education in your part of the state, or within your local community. It contains many tables, graphs, and maps, all with accompanying text. Wherever possible, tables and graphs cover multiple years so that trends may be observed. National comparisons are added where comparable data exists.
The information presented in the “Profiles District Report” and “Profiles School Report Card” is divided into the same three major reporting categories as in the state report: (1) Community Characteristics, (2) District Educational Process, and (3) Student Performance.
Each district’s report is a two-page spread. The first page covers the district’s community characteristics and the district’s educational processes. The second page is dedicated to student performance information. Every “Profiles School Report Card” is also a two-page document. In the real world, each school report card is printed as a double-sided document.
Remember,when evaluating education, no single score or ratio can measure the academic soundness of a state, district, school, or student. The various factors that contribute to the educational process must be evaluated while taking into consideration their interrelationship. This is a difficult, but important, task.
If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the terms used in this report series, please refer to the Explanation of Terms and Data portion of this web site. If you plan to do research with our data, please contact our office so that we can help guide you on the proper uses of the information presented in our reports.
All reports can be downloaded directly from this website. For a printed copy of the report, please contact our office.