The Education theme scored 48.44 in 2022, an improvement of more than 10 points since the 2018 baseline score of 37.56. While this score is the highest of all six themes in the 2022 report, it only reflects changes in indicator scores from Topics 1 and 3 of the Education theme. The remaining three indicator scores from Topic 2 (“Quality & Opportunity”) were carried over from the previous report due to limitations of the respective data sources. 

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This theme includes indicators spanning education from elementary school to postsecondary. A solid foundation during the elementary and secondary years is crucial for future academic and career success, and postsecondary education or training is essential for accessing employment opportunities that will ensure a sufficient wage.

The indicators in this theme explore disparities in barriers to and opportunities for educational success and more equitable student outcomes.

Note regarding the education data limitations for this report:

The Oklahoma School Report Cards website states that “Accountability-related aspects for the 2019-2020 academic year associated with the Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, Chronic Absenteeism, Postsecondary Opportunities, and English Language Proficiency indicators were suspended through a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). As a result, data for waived indicators is not available.” Consequently, new data are not available for the 2021 report for indicators 14, “Postsecondary Opportunities Participation by English Proficiency,” and 15, “School Report Card Score by Income.” 

In addition, Oklahoma State Department of Education data for the 2021-22 School Year was not available at the time analysis for indicator 13, “Emergency teacher certification by geography”, resulting in that indicator’s score being carried over from the 2021 report.

THE BELOW INTERACTIVE GRAPHS display five years of Tulsa Equality Indicator scores, divided into the three Topics for this Theme, and three Indicators for each Topic. The lines represent each Indicators’ scores for five years, allowing the viewer to observe how each score has changed over time and to compare the scores of different Indicators within a Theme. A hexagon reflects data from previous report year.  More on how we measure equality >

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