The state Board of Education on Thursday did away with an automatic waiver to the Achieving Classroom Excellence law for students who are accepted to four-year colleges or universities that use criteria-based admissions policies . The board approved the waiver last May.
Editorial -- Kudos to Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi for seeking supplemental funds (that's money that can be spent during the current budget year) from the Legislature for remedial help for high school students who struggle to meet the state's end-of-instruction exam requirements.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations that the Oklahoma State Department of Education violated the rights of a local girl and untold other special education students by limiting accommodations for them on state tests.
The Oklahoma Board of Education has granted diplomas to three more students who did not meet state graduation requirements. State Superintendent Janet Barresi stepped in to vote on a debate about a fourth student, though she cast the final vote to deny the student a diploma.
Editorial -- Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE), the controversial end-of-instruction testing law, was, in effect, a bargain struck by the Legislature and the state Department of Education on one hand and local school districts on the other.
Diane Ravitch -- Officials in the Oklahoma Department of Education posted on its website the personal information of students who received an exemption from state testing. The names, date of birth, test scores and disabilities of these students were made public.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education published online educational records with personal information for all 25 of the high school seniors who filed an appeal of high-stakes testing requirements, not just the seven denied this week.
Amid outcry from lawmakers and concerns from its own board members, the Oklahoma State Department of Education now says it will redact personal information from the records of high school seniors who appeal high-stakes testing requirements.
Amid outcry from lawmakers and concerns from their own board members, the Oklahoma Department of Education now says it will redact personal information from the records of high school seniors who appeal high-stakes testing requirements.