ESEA Waiver Supports

ESEA Waiver Supports Oklahoma State Department of Education School Turnaround

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver was approved on February 9, 2012. The resources below are available to help support the implementation of interventions in Priority Schools, Focus Schools, Targeted Intervention Schools, and other Title I schools.

Please visit the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver that was approved February 9, 2012 for additional information.

Prior to receiving the ESEA Waiver, the Oklahoma's Academic Performance Index (API) was created in law to measure the performance and progress of a school or district based on three components encompassing seven indicators reflective of educational success. A primary emphasis was placed on state test scores. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was based on federally approved state defined performance benchmarks. Schools that failed to meet the AYP benchmarks faced a number of possible sanctions outlined by the federal law.

After receiving the ESEA Waiver, the state identifies schools as Priority, Focus, Targeted Intervention or Reward. Additionally, districts and schools will be assessed on Annual Measurable Objectives. The primary criteria used will be reading and math test score performance, reading and math growth, attendance and graduation rate.


ESEA Designation Chart


What Works in Oklahoma Schools (WWIOS)

Robert Marzano, What Works in Oklahoma Schools Videos (Outside Links)

Recommendation #1        Recommendation #4
Recommendation #2        Recommendation #5
Recommendation #3        Overview

Dr. Robert Marzano, What Works in Oklahoma Schools Audio Clips (mp3 format)

Part 1                             Part 5
Part 2                             Part 6
Part 3                             Part 7
Part 4

What Works in Oklahoma Schools, November 2011 Power Points
Dr. Robert Marzano, What Works in Oklahoma Schools Surveys 

Survey Instructions (Google Document)
Administrator Survey (Google Document)
Principal Interview (Google Document)
Teacher Survey (Google Document)
Grades 3-5 Survey (Google Document)
Grades 6-8 Survey (Google Document)
Grades 9-12 Survey (Google Document)


SIG Principals' Academy


Raise the Grade Together 2012


Last updated on March 23, 2017