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Local High Schools’ ACT scores released

ACT, Inc. today released to the Oklahoma State Department of Education 2008 ACT scores for every high school in the state. The information (see attached) includes each high school's average composite score on the college-entrance exam as well as their subscores in English, reading, mathematics and science.

Average ACT score for Oklahoma, nation for 2009 unchanged from 2008; State Superintendent says more rigor, four years of core will improve college readiness

The average ACT college-entrance exam score for Oklahoma and the nation remained unchanged for 2009 from 2008. Although Oklahoma posted gains in math and science in 2009, its average composite score remains 20.7; the nation's average score is still 21.1. During the last five years, Oklahoma has improved its composite score by 0.3; the nation's has improved by 0.2. The ACT is graded on a scale from 0-36.

Oklahoma sets record in number of ACT test-takers; more students prepared for college than ever

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett said today more Oklahoma high school seniors are taking the ACT than ever in state history; among 2010 graduates, the ACT was taken by 28,343 students, which is 1,289 or 4.8 percent more than the year before. And, higher expectations of students – clear in the ACE high school course requirements effective with the Class of 2010 – are “making a difference in the number of students being prepared for, and expressing an interest in, a college education.”

Local high schools' average ACT scores presented to State Board of Education

The 2010 ACT college-entrance exam scores for each public Oklahoma high school were presented to the State Board of Education today during its regular monthly meeting. The scores, posted at www.ok.gov/sde, include both composite scores and subscores in the ACT-tested areas of English, reading (social sciences), mathematics and science.

Oklahoma ACT Results Demonstrate Need for Increased Rigor & Renewed Focus on Science & Math

While Oklahoma continues to have a high percentage of students taking the ACT, the state's average composite score has flatlined. And State Superintendent Janet Barresi on Wednesday said she is concerned that too many students are not prepared for college, particularly in the areas of science and math.

“We must redouble our efforts to make more students capable in math and science,” said Barresi, who took office in January as the first new State Superintendent in 20 years. “And we must ensure that students take a full and rigorous course load while in high school.”

Schools receive ACT results

High school principals soon will be presenting ACT scores for their schools along with college remediation rates to their local school boards.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said this year’s scores show the continued need for all Oklahoma students to take four years of core subjects.

“The results are very clear that if you take four years in these core subjects, whether or not you plan to go on to college, it is the best training for your future career,” Barresi said.

State Board of Education Approves Budget Request

The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2013 budget request for public schools — providing details on funds for statewide implementation of reforms, dollars to assist teachers and school personnel with health insurance costs, and a restoration of funding for some programs that were cut as a result of a state budget shortfall last year.

MEDIA ADVISORY – Digital Learning Summit

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is hosting a Digital Learning Summit on April 19-20.

State Board of Education Meeting to be Held in Tulsa

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will hold it's regular monthly board meeting in Tulsa on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Digital Learning Summit Keynotes

Our two keynote speakers from the Digital Learning Summit held earlier this month attracted plenty of positive interest. The two speakers were UStreamed live on April 19 and April 20, but we wanted to share them with those who may have missed out.

Keynote from Richard Culatta - April 19, 2012:

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