Oklahoma State Department of Education holds off on release of A-F school grades

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Education says the release of school report cards will be delayed.

The department said Friday that release of the reports that grade schools on an A through F scale will be postponed until after a special meeting of the State Board of Education within the next two weeks. The board had been scheduled to discuss the reports at its meeting on Tuesday.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi says the delay is due to "an abundance of caution" to make sure the grades are accurate.

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The grades are intended to reflect a school's academic performance. They have been criticized by some school officials across the state.

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