Bills about A-F begin moving through Oklahoma Legislature

Oklahoma legislators have filed several bills related to the new A-F school evaluation system.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: February 25, 2013
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Status: Waiting to be heard by the full House.

HB 1071

Author: Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester.

Proposal: The academic performance of students enrolled in online or charter schools won't factor into a school district's overall grade. Those students' results will be reported separately.

Status: Passed the full House and is awaiting a hearing in the full Senate.

HB 1072

Author: Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester.

Proposal: The way students who take modified state tests because of disabilities are calculated into the A-F assessment will change. The formula will factor in only as many students as would be allowed by federal educational reporting standards.

Status: Assigned to the House Common Education Committee.

HB 1531

Author: Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City.

Proposal: The grade-point value for the A-F letter grades will change. The scale will be 4.0 to 3.5 for an A, 3.49 to 2.5 for a B, 2.49 to 1.5 for a C, 1.49 to 0.5 for a D and 0.49 or lower for an F. The current scale is 4.0 to 3.75 for an A, 3.74 to 2.75 for a B, 2.74 to 1.75 for a C, 1.74 to 0.75 for a D and 0.74 or below for an F.

Status: Waiting to be heard by the full House.

HB 1658

Authors: Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, and Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond.

Proposal: The lowest quarter of students wouldn't be a factor in the formula, as they are now.

Status: Waiting to be heard by the full House.

HB 2044

Author: Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa.

Proposal: The state will create the School Report and Assessment Calculation Review Task Force, which would evaluate the metrics of the A-F system.

Status: Waiting to be heard by the full House.

HB 2056

Author: Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City.

Proposal: The lowest quarter of students wouldn't be a factor in the formula, as they are now.

Status: Assigned to the House Common Education Committee.

Carrie Coppernoll, Staff Writer


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