Changes to Oklahoma's A-F school grading system

Here are some changes to how Oklahoma schools will be evaluated on an A-F scale. the changes:
Published: March 29, 2013
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New rule

Schools get credit for the number of advanced classes students take, so students enrolled in multiple honors courses get counted multiple times.

Schools can earn bonus points only for community involvement, college-track classes and low college remediation rates.

The Education Department will release data as it is available throughout the year, and school district officials have 30 days to correct information for each data set released. Then, after the A-F grades are figured, school district officials have 10 days to correction calculation errors.

A-F grades will be determined using a 100-point scale.

The minimum number of students to calculate the A-F grade will be 10. About 200 school sites won't have enough students to meet the threshold.

Students will receive credit only in the passing categories.

CARRIE COPPERNOLL, Staff Writer