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.