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Tulsa Public Schools releases academic assessment results

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 05:32:45-04

TULSA -- Tulsa Public Schools officials released results Tuesday from the Oklahoma State Testing Program's new assessment. 

In the Tulsa County school district, 23 percent of students scored at or above proficient in English language arts, while 19 percent were proficient on the math assessment.

Thirty-four percent of students were near proficient in English, while 29 percent were near proficient in math. 

Tulsa Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist said the following about the results:

“It’s an important step forward for our state to set academic standards that allow us to understand how Oklahoma students are performing compared to higher academic expectations,” said Gist. “However, even as standards and assessments have changed in Oklahoma over the past several years, we have kept a focus on college-and-career-readiness and maintained a high bar for academic growth and overall performance.

The most important thing for Tulsa parents and families to know is that these state results are not an indication of our students’ capabilities. Every child at Tulsa Public Schools has extraordinary potential, and we are confident that they will not only rise to the challenge of stronger state standards but will also continue to make academic gains based on the measures that matter most in our district.”

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