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Oklahoma City School Board hears report on A-F grading system

The Oklahoma City School Board discussed the new school grading system that will give each school an A to F grade. The results of the new statewide system will be released in early October.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: September 24, 2012

Schools also will receive letter grades in five subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies and writing.

Letter grades also will be given to each district and the state overall.

So far, about 300 data errors or omissions have been reported, an Education Department spokeswoman said Monday.

Every school report card has 13 to 16 data points, depending on the grade level.

That means the new assessment system has between about 22,000 and 28,000 bits of information to get right.

In other business

• The board hired Paige Bressman as the principal of Eugene Field Elementary, 1515 N Klein. Bressman succeeds Wilbur House, who was promoted to executive director for curriculum and development for the district last year. Bressman has been serving as the acting principal since House was promoted.

• The board heard a proposed policy change that would allow charter schools to have five years between contract renewals instead of three. The board is expected to vote on the policy change in a future meeting. The board also heard proposals to require charter school representatives to make annual presentations to the board and review student performance before contract renewal.