Oklahoma



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Oklahoma state board of education consists of seven members, each serving a four-year term. Board members are appointed by the governor.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Is One Authorizer of Charter Schools, Among Others

Governor

Mary Fallin (R)

Chief State School Officer

Joy Hofmeister

Elected by a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 61.3%

English Language Learners: 7.1%

Served by IDEA: 15.1%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2013 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1999

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 27

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 16,585

Charter School Cap Law: In counties with a population of less than 500,000, the state board of education shall not sponsor more than five charter schools per year for the first five years after the effective date of the 2015 act.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Oklahoma intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Oklahoma’s ESSA approach.