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Superintendent Barresi scraps double-testing requirement for middle school students who take higher math courses

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 14, 2013) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today notified district school superintendents that middle school students testing in Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry are no longer required to take the grade-level math assessment.

“This double testing has long been a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education, but it is unnecessary and not in the best interest of our students,” Barresi said.

Fostering A Culture of Good Character

I had the pleasure recently of hosting the first meeting of the Character Education Task Force.

More than 20 representatives of school districts, civic groups and faith-based organizations from throughout the state joined members of the state’s Parent Teacher Association in the initial meeting earlier this month. In doing so, we are laying the groundwork for something I hope will help in the development of character education in Oklahoma schools.

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Superintendent Barresi praises two Oklahoma teachers awarded national honor for science instruction

Presidential Award Recipients  - Annette Huett (left) and Diane Reece (right)OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 3, 2014) — Two Oklahoma elementary school teachers are among 102 teachers nationwide recently honored with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

OKTOY Blog: And So We Begin...

Dec. 19, 2013

I am excited to begin the 2014 OKTOY Blog, and I agree with many friends that this is long overdue!

Spring 2014 Wave Trainings Scheduled

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Student Information Office is conducting Regional In-Person training opportunities in January and February.  The focus of the Spring Training will be the upcoming Spring 2014 Data Certification Projects and best practices for the successful completion of these projects. As with the Spring 2013 projects, the Spring 2014 Data Certification Projects involve certifying student-level data in the Wave that SDE will use to populate the following reports:

TLE December Newsletter | Upcoming Roster Verification Webinars

In order to successfully collect data for the 35 percent quantitative portion of TLE, teachers will utilize a process called Roster Verification to properly link themselves to the students they teach.  Read the full newsletter

 

Regional Trainings for Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act

In order to assist districts in complying with the Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act (HB 1661), regional meetings for administrators and school employees will be provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in collaboration with the Oklahoma PTA. Regional meetings are scheduled to begin in January, 2014, and will take place in regions located throughout the state. 

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