State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister commended lawmakers Thursday for passing a new A-F school accountability system in the form of House Bill 1693. It gained strong bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate. The legislation is awaiting the Governor’s signature to become law.
Hofmeister explains HB 1693 repeals the current school report card system and replaces it with a system which breaks down information so it is more usable.
“This replaces a flawed system with one that is meaningful, valid and reliable,” she said. “It uses multiple indicators for accountability and includes a dashboard to contextualize information for each school. It is a much more robust and comprehensive system that is built on a true growth model.”
The Department of Education and a special 95-member task force worked to create the new system. It also complies with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and House Bill 3218 which was signed into law by Governor Fallin last year.