Press Release

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:05pm

Oklahoma City (February 2, 2018) – The Oklahoma Achieves Board of Directors voted this week to support the Step Up Oklahoma plan. The plan, which includes a $5,000 teacher pay raise, aligns with the group’s policy to support regionally competitive teacher pay.

Executive Director Jennifer Monies issued the following statement in support of the plan:

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:28am

Oklahoma City (November 2, 2017) – The business voice for education in Oklahoma has a new name, with the same core commitment to ensuring every student has a shot at their dream job.

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:03pm

NAEP results show long road ahead

Oklahoma City (October 28, 2015) – Today’s release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores is a reminder that Oklahoma needs to step up its reform efforts in order to ensure our students aren’t at a competitive disadvantage. The results show improvement in 4th grade reading (30% of students proficient in 2013 to 33% in 2015) and 4th grade math (36% proficient in 2013 to 37% in 2015), no improvement in 8th grade math proficiency (29% both years) and a slight decrease in 8th grade reading proficiency (25% in 2013 to 23% in 2015).

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:33am

Recommends simpler formula tying funding to the student for a fairer system

Oklahoma City (June 18, 2015) – As lawmakers fashion a state budget that will include around $2-billion for common education, a new report commissioned by the Oklahoma Achieves suggests changes to the funding formula used to distribute those funds. Titled “Understanding Oklahoma’s School Funding Formula and Student-Centric Alternatives,” the report is an in-depth look at the complex calculation created more than 30-years ago which determines how much money each district receives.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:41am

Oklahoma parents not getting full picture of student proficiency

Oklahoma City (May 14, 2015) – A report issued today by shows Oklahoma parents are not getting a true picture of their children’s preparedness for college or a career. The difference between state test score results and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also called the Nation’s Report Card, is more than 30 percentage points in some areas.


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