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TPS: Testing results show decline in reading, math proficiency

Posted: 12:00 PM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 17:00:07Z
TPS: Testing results show decline in reading, math proficiency

TULSA -- Tulsa Public Schools officials say the district's results of the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Testing Program follow the same trend as results throughout the state, meaning the district saw a decline in reading and math proficiency.

Officials say that with more challenging state standards, the decline was expected.

TPS saw a decline of three percentage points in both reading and math.

Some Tulsa schools saw increases, including Dual Language Academy, Mayo Demonstration, Project Accept, Jones Elementary and site 265 (“Lee Elementary").

The district had 31 school sites with an increase in the overall percentage in science testing, but across most grade levels, proficiency in math remains lower than proficiency in reading

“We have a lot of work to do to ensure that our students are well-prepared for life after high school,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “We are doubling-down on building strong academic foundations in the elementary grades with a relentless focus on literacy and numeracy, and we have seen some early successes with the use of instructional materials aligned to Oklahoma’s rigorous state standards.”

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