SAPULPA, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Department of Education released controversial rankings for the state's districts Thursday, giving schools letter grades based on performance.
The A through F rankings were set to be release last month but officials tabled a vote on the acceptance of the report cards.
Around 300 Oklahoma school superintendents are against the rankings, saying the new system's grading formula is too tough and expects too much of growth.
The group was asking for extra time for the system to be tweaked and checked for inaccuracies.
A quick check of the newly released grades shows Sapulpa public schools received one A, two Bs and four Cs – the Cs belonging to three elementary schools and one middle school. Mobile readers click this link -(http://bit.ly/TIHVQq) - to see all the schools in the Sapulpa district.
Mannford public schools (http://bit.ly/RZi2wv) received three Bs and two Cs – the Cs belonging to two of the districts three elementary schools.
Click here (http://bit.ly/R3kD7q) to see a countywide listing of grades.
In 2011, the Oklahoma legislature adopted the new A through F system, which State Superintendent Janet Barresi says will provide greater transparency for schools, allowing students and parents to see how their schools are performing.
The system will use school assessment results from the 2011-2012 school year to determine a ranking based on the school's performance.
To view the complete list of grades, visit the Oklahoma Department of Education (http://bit.ly/athroughf) online.
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