OSDE releases Fast Facts e-resource


April 11, 2016 (Oklahoma City) – In an effort to simplify and contextualize education data and statistics, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has published an online e-resource of facts and figures.

"Oklahoma Public Schools: Fast Facts, 2015-2016" contains 32 pages of graphs and information on education topics including enrollment, student demographics, academic achievement and more. In most cases, comparative data is included.

"The State Department of Education is committed to transparency, but the sheer volume of information we gather and report can make translating it to the public a challenge," said Steffie Corcoran, executive director of communications. "We’re excited to share Fast Facts with anyone interested in receiving essential public education information in a convenient format."

One section, "By the Numbers," spotlights agency-specific figures. For example, during the 2014-2015 school year, Regional Accreditation Officers (RAOs) drove 204,908 miles visiting Oklahoma schools, and in a three-month period in late 2015, the agency’s Customer Service department handled 9,234 telephone calls.

To download Fast Facts, click here. Fast Facts and other valuable public education reports are available on the OSDE website’s Reporting Index under the School/District/State Performance link.

Last updated on April 11, 2016