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November 10, 2013

Stillwater Board of Education to review A-F Report Cards data

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Stillwater Board of Education will hear a report on Tuesday about the district’s scores on the recently-released A-F Report Cards.

The board will meet in special session at 5 p.m. and in regular session at 6:30 p.m. at the Administration Building, 314 S. Lewis.

District curriculum representatives are expected to make a presentation to the board about Stillwater’s scores on the test.

Stillwater High School received a score of 98 out of 100 possible points on the A-F Report Cards issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Five Stillwater schools received a grade of A, including Sangre Ridge Elementary, Skyline Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Stillwater Middle School and Stillwater Junior High School.

The grading system was first used last year, but was met with opposition by many teachers, administrators and superintendents who did not like the formula that was used to determine grades.

The grading system was modified by lawmakers for this year, but officials with the Oklahoma Education Association say the association has no confidence in the accuracy of the system.

Grades and point values were assigned in three areas — student achievement in core subjects, which made up half of the total grade, overall student growth and bottom quartile student growth.

The board also is expected to:

• Consider and vote on the 2014-15 school calendar.

• Receive an academic update from Sangre Ridge Elementary School.

• Consider and vote to approve a resolution calling for the annual school board election on Feb. 11, 2014.

• Consider and vote to approve the 2014 board meeting schedule.

• Receive district construction and architect updates on construction projects in the district.

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