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70-1210.531.


70-1210.531.
   
   A. The Education Oversight Board shall establish an Oklahoma
   Educational Indicators Program. The purpose of the Program shall be to
   develop and implement a system of measures whereby the performance of
   public schools and school districts is assessed and reported without
   undue reliance upon any single type of indicator, and whereby the
   public, including students and parents, may be made aware of the
   proper meaning and use of any tests administered under the Oklahoma
   School Testing Program Act, relative accomplishments of the public
   schools, and of progress being achieved. The Board shall involve
   representatives of various organizations of school teachers and of
   school administrators in the development of the Program. The Program
   shall be so designed that use of standardized definitions and measures
   and opportunities for coordination with national reports, including
   those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, are
   maximized.
   
   B. The Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program shall present
   information for comparisons of graduation rates, dropout rates,
   pupil-teacher ratios, student enrollment gain and loss rates, and test
   results in the contexts of socioeconomic status and the finances of
   school districts. Information shall be provided individually for all
   public school sites and school districts in a format that facilitates
   comparisons. As necessary data become available, comparisons shall
   also be provided individually for all schools and school districts on
   a historical basis. Reports of all tests administered pursuant to the
   Oklahoma School Testing Program Act, Section 1210.505 et seq. of this
   title, shall be a part of the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program
   and shall be provided for each grade and each test subject or set of
   competencies. The Education Oversight Board shall seek to develop and
   incorporate additional indicators of comparative standing and
   accomplishment.
   
   C. Additionally, the Education Oversight Board, with the cooperation
   of the State Department of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for
   Higher Education, and the State Board of Vocational and Technical
   Education, shall develop procedures for obtaining and reporting data
   to the high schools and to the general public regarding the
   performance of each high school's graduates in Oklahoma's institutions
   of higher education and in postsecondary vocational-technical
   education. The Education Oversight Board shall include such data in
   the report of the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program.
   
   D. By February 1 of each year the Education Oversight Board shall
   publish:
   
   1. A summary report to the people and Legislature of Oklahoma of the
   information provided by the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program;
   and
   
   2. State, district, and site level reports which shall include the
   percentage of students who perform at the various levels on the tests
   required by the Oklahoma State Testing Program.
   
   Immediately following the publication of the reports required in this
   subsection each year, all data gathered pursuant to the Oklahoma
   Educational Indicators Program shall be made available for public
   inspection at the offices of the Education Oversight Board or the
   Office of Accountability; provided, confidentiality of individual
   student records shall be preserved as required by law.
   

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