Oklahoma receives top rating for education strategic plan

Oklahoma State Department of Education


OKLAHOMA CITY (April 10, 2019) – In a report issued today, Oklahoma was one of nine states to receive an overall rating of excellent on its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state education plan.

The report, issued by the National Urban League, reviewed the ESSA plans of 36 states and the District of Columbia to assess how well equity was incorporated. Oklahoma’s eight-year strategic planOklahoma Edge, received individual excellent ratings in the following indicators: supports and interventions for struggling schools, resource equity, stakeholder engagement, equitable implementation of college and career standards, equitable access to high-quality curricula, and clear reporting and transparent data systems that are easy to understand.

“All our kids in Oklahoma deserve a strong, well-rounded education. Equity in education starts with early learning and high academic standards. It includes supports for teachers as well as transparency and accountability systems that help foster greater engagement of families and communities,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. “Our 8-year plan recognizes that achieving equity involves all these critical components working together. There is no shortcut to closing the equity gap for our children, but we can accept nothing less than full commitment in this effort.”

To view the National Urban League’s report, visit http://ncos.iamempowered.com/essa-report-card.html#schedule_menu.