Oklahoma 2016 State Policy Detail
POLICY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WORKS
Oklahoma continues to implement 2015 reforms, with attention currently on several authorizer quality initiatives. Stakeholders are preparing to begin official review of proposed authorizer standards, accompanied by in-state initiatives to develop a toolkit for all authorizers.
- Ensure the authorizer standards established by the Department of Education are consistent with national professional standards for quality authorizing. NACSA anticipates this will occur, which will earn Oklahoma full points for this category.
- Ensure the annual performance reviews conducted by authorizers are made public and include information on the academic performance of each school. NACSA anticipates this will occur, which will earn Oklahoma full points for this category.
- Empower a state entity to conduct authorizer evaluations, as needed.