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Public Notice: ESEA Flexibility Extension Request

Oklahoma’s ESEA Flexibility Extension Request due to the United States Department of Education (USDE) March 31, 2015 is available for public comment.

The OSDE is in the process of amending the current Oklahoma ESEA flexibility waiver. 

FY-2016 Proposed OSDE Budget | March 18, 2015 Presentation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today presented the proposed education budget for fiscal year 2016 to the state Senate Committee on Appropriations and House Appropriations and Budget subcommittee on education.

This is a copy of her presentation:

State Board of Education approves plan to develop English, math academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 12, 2015) — The State Board of Education today unanimously approved a process for the development of academic subject matter standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The proposal was submitted by the Oklahoma Academic Standards Setting Steering Committee.

More than $830,000 in AVID grants earned by select Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2015) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently awarded grants totaling $837,000 to selected Oklahoma schools for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The program allows schools to teach college-readiness courses, helping close the achievement gap by preparing all students for the demands of college and the workplace.

Supt. Hofmeister to join hundreds of educators on Saturday for #EdCampOKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 6, 2015) – Record attendance is expected at #EdCampOKC on Saturday at Southmoore High School, 2901 S. Santa Fe, in Moore. More than 400 educators are registered, including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

State Board of Education postpones SLOs, SOOs in TLE evaluation

 OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 26, 2015) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education today voted unanimously to postpone one element of the quantitative portion of the state’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) system that recently had been discredited by research.

As a result of the board vote, Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Student Outcome Objectives (SOOs) will not be used this school year as a proxy for Value-Added Models (VAMs). Other recommendations for research-based improvement must be made legislatively.

Supt. Hofmeister praises Senate, House committees for passage of bills to reduce excessive testing

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 24, 2015) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister lauded both the House and Senate Education Committees for recently approving bills aimed at reducing seven end-of-instruction (EOI) exams.

The test-reduction measures — Senate Bill 707, authored by state Sen. John Ford, and House Bill 1272, authored by state Rep. Dennis Casey — direct the State Board of Education to develop recommendations for high school graduation requirements, one or more assessments that colleges and universities utilize to determine college-readiness.

TLE Commission approves recommendations to strengthen evaluations

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 19, 2015) — The Teacher & Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Commission today voted unanimously to approve several recommended changes in an effort to have a more valid and reliable framework for teacher and leader evaluation.

Key recommendations include delaying implementation of TLE’s quantitative component for two years and eliminating the SLOs (Student Learning Objectives) / SOOs (Student Outcome Objectives) as a proxy for Value-Added Models (VAMs).

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