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Every Student Succeeds Act

DeVos Approves Oklahoma’s ESSA Plan

By Alyson Klein — July 02, 2018 1 min read
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Oklahoma is the forty-seventh state to get the federal seal of approval for its plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That leaves just three states waiting for the green light from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: California, Florida, and Utah.

Oklahoma will consider chronic absenteeism and postsecondary opportunities, including Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, approved internships, and workplace certification. It will continue to use its A-F grading system for accountability. The state intially wanted to offer districts a choice of either the SAT or the ACT.

In its feedback letter, the department told Oklahoma it had to pick a favorite test.

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