Oklahoma Academic Standards



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Introduction 

Oklahoma is working to implement new academic state standards focused on preparing students for College, Careers and Citizenship ‐ the Oklahoma Academic Standards. This includes the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted in 2010, for English language arts and mathematics for grades PreK‐12. Revisions of current state standards for remaining subject areas (social studies, science, visual arts/music, physical education, and world languages) began in 2012 and will continue until aligned with the goals of Oklahoma C3 Initiative. Download a one-page overview of Oklahoma Academic Standards here.

Oklahoma Academic Standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. The development, review and revision process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Oklahoma and is an ongoing and critical component to ensure Oklahoma students in every classroom receive current and relevant learning experiences.

What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do:

  • Do focus on deep thinking, conceptual understanding, and real‐world problem solving skills
  • Do set expectations for students to be College, Career, and Citizenship ready
  • Do incorporate literacy in Science, Social Studies, and Technical Subjects
  • Do emphasize the use of citations and examples from texts when creating opinions and arguments
  • Do prioritize mathematical practices such as perseverance, reasoning, and modeling
  • Do increase rigor and grade‐level expectations
  • Do determine the full range of support for English Language Learners and Students with Special needs.

What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do Not:

  • Do Not dictate how teachers should teach
  • Do Not mandate a specific curriculum
  • Do Not limit advanced work beyond the standards
  • Do Not require the purchase or development of entirely new instructional materials

  • Do Not prescribe all that can or should be taught

  • Do Not limit efforts to prepare students for College, Career, and Citizenship readiness

  • Do Not prescribe interventions for students below grade‐level


 

Were Not written or funded by the Federal Government. Oklahoma educators and content specialists participated in the writing, review and feedback process of the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Read more about the development of Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.corestandards.org/resources/frequently-asked-questions

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Oklahoma Academic Standards

ELA  |  Math  |  Social Studies  |  Science  |  Fine Arts  |  World Languages  |  Pre-K

 

Oklahoma Academic Standards-English Language Arts (link):

The Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades K‐12 in June 2010. Pre‐Kindergarten standards are currently undergoing revision. Transitions began in 2010 and will be completed by school districts prior to the 2014‐2015 school year. Oklahoma educators participated in the drafting of the Common Core State Standards.

2012-2013 and 2013-2014

Beginning 2014

  • Oklahoma Academic Standards (download)
  • Oklahoma Assessments
  • One-Page Overview of ELA (download)
  • Parent Guide from Council of the Great City Schools (link)
  • Watch ELA lessons at The Teaching Channel (link)

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Oklahoma Academic Standards-Mathematics (link):

The Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades K‐12 in June 2010. Pre‐Kindergarten standards are currently undergoing revision. Transitions began in 2010 and will be completed by school districts prior to the 2014‐2015 school year. Oklahoma educators participated in the drafting of the Common Core State Standards.

2012-2013 and 2013-2014

Beginning 2014

  • Oklahoma Academic Standards (download)
  • Oklahoma Assessments
  • Parent Guide from Council of the Great City Schools (link)
  • Watch math lessons at The Teaching Channel (link)

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Oklahoma Academic Standards-Social Studies (link):

The Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted revised Oklahoma content standards for Social Studies and History in 2012 for PreK‐12.The revisions included the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5. Additionally, the Common Core State Literacy Standards for History/Social studies for Grades 6-12 were integrated into the secondary portion of the content standards. Full implementation of the standards, integration of newly acquired instructional resources and textbooks, and fully operational statewide Social Studies assessments will be completed in the 2013-2014 school year. A committee of 65 Oklahoma educators representing all educational levels and social studies disciplines participated in writing the Oklahoma Academic Standards-Social Studies.

Beginning 2012

  • Oklahoma Academic Standards (download)
  • OCCT Assessment Info (link)

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Oklahoma Academic Standards-Science (link):

The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science for K‐12 were revised in 2013-2014 and adopted by the State Board of Education on March 25th, 2014. The revision process included 59 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members from Oklahoma developed and provided feedback on the standards and more than 500 educators throughout the state were involved in reviewing the standards through focus groups. In addition, the standards underwent two public comment periods. 
 

2013-2014

 

Beginning 2014-2015

  • K-12 Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science 2014 (download)
    Assessments will be aligned to these standards in 2016-2017.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (download)

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Oklahoma Academic Standards-World Languages (link):

  • PASS (download)
  • OCCT Assessment Does Not Exist

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Oklahoma Academic Standards-Fine Arts (link):

Currently undergoing revision process (2012‐2013) for grades PreK‐12 to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Reading and Writing skills. Committees of Oklahoma educators and content experts are participating in writing the Oklahoma Academic Standards Fine Arts Standards.

2012-2013 and 2013-2014

Beginning 2014

  • Oklahoma Academic Standards (under revision)
  • OCCT Assessment Info (link)
  • Guiding Principles for Arts Grades K-12 (download)

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Oklahoma Academic Standards -Pre-Kindergarten:

Currently undergoing revision process (2012‐2013). Committees of Oklahoma educators and content experts are participating in writing the Oklahoma Academic Standards Pre-Kindergarted Standards.

Current PASS Standards for Pre-Kindergarten

Draft Oklahoma Academic Standards for Pre-Kindergarten

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Legal

Common Core State Standards Purpose, Definitions, and Adoption/Implementation

The Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 210:15-4 relates to the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The rules discuss the timeline of implementation as well as the district’s responsibility to develop and begin implementing a transition plan during the 2010-2011 school year. 

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Resources

General | Transition & Implementation | Assessment

 

General

Oklahoma Academic Standards for English and Mathematics

  • Official Common Core website (link)
  • One Page Overview of Oklahoma Academic Standards (download)
  • One Page Overview of Oklahoma Academic Standards-ELA (download)
  • Myths and Facts (download)
  • Application to Students with Disabilities (download)
  • Application to English Language Learners (download)
  • Introduction Video from The Teaching Channel (~1 hr) (link)
  • 3-Minute Video Explaining Common Core State Standards (link)
  • Helpful videos about CCSS in math and ELA (link)

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Transition and Implementation

Oklahoma Transition to Oklahoma Academic Standards

  • Year-to-Year Transition Plan for Oklahoma Academic Standards (link)
  • Oklahoma’s Educator Leader Cadre (OKELC) (link)

District Transition to Oklahoma Academic Standards

  • District Transition Plan
  • Educator’s Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuiP) – A useful tool to ensure quality instructional materials are used or purchased. (link)
  • Publisher’s Criteria
  • Achieve’s “Implementing Common Core State Standards and Assessments: A Workbook for District and State Leaders” (download)
  • K20 Center for Education and Community Renewal lessons aligned to Oklahoma Academic Standards (link)
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education REAC3H Network (link)
  • Hunt Institute Videos on YouTube (link)

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Assessment

Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of Accountability and Assessment

  • Main Website Page (link)

 

 

 

 

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Last updated on March 31, 2014