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Office of Educational Quality and Accountability
The Office of Educational Quality and Accountability supports high level student performance by ensuring quality evidence based educator preparation, improving P20 school efficiency and effectiveness, and providing comprehensive statistical information for all stakeholders.
In 2012, S.B. 1797 was signed into law with the vision of combining two well-established educational agencies into one organization that would impact the quality of PK-20 education in Oklahoma; it seemed to be a challenging and far-reaching task to accomplish. However, both former agencies, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Office of Accountability, have successfully united in purpose and commitment to realize such a vision in forming the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA).
The early successes of this organization began with the collaborative work of our staff in creating the agency’s new mission statement and the diligence in crafting a strategic organizational plan. OEQA’s effective leadership coupled with the encouragement of our oversight board, the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability, has also contributed to our early yet strong impact on the educational landscape of Oklahoma. We realize that sustainable impact will only occur by staying true to our mission, which is to be a relevant and service-oriented agency for our state.
We invite you to navigate our website and explore reliable and valid data provided through our Educational Indicators Program and Oklahoma School Performance Review results. Quality information is also provided on educator preparation accreditation, educator assessments, and National Board Certified Teachers/Education Leadership Oklahoma.
The Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) may collect personally identifiable data in the course of its duties, as supplied by employees, applicants, permittees, licensees, vendors, or other individuals doing business with or interacting with the agency. “Personally identifiable data” means information which can identify an individual including, but not limited to, name, birth date, place of birth, mother’s maiden name, biometric records, Social Security number, official state- or government-issued driver license or identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, employer or taxpayer identification number, or any other information that is linked to linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial, or employment information. 74 O.S., § 3106.4. Personally identifiable data is stored securely in accordance with Oklahoma law, as well as the State of Oklahoma’s Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines, available at Policy, Standards & Publications (oklahoma.gov).
OEQA is also subject to and complies with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, 51 O.S., §§ 24A.1 – 24A.33. In accordance with said law, some agency records must be made available for review and copying upon request. Where required or allowed by law, particular elements of personally identifiable data will be redacted before making the records available. OEQA will also share personally identifiable data in response to a properly issued court order or subpoena.