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Office of Accountability
(405) 522-5169

Welcome to the Office of Accountability. We strive to ensure transparency for all Oklahoma students by providing school administrators, educators, parents, and their communities the tools and data-driven information to identify areas of success and improvement. With the guided principle that all students can grow, and all schools can improve.


For additional information on the new Accountability System, including long-term goals and measurements of interim progress (e.g. academic achievement targets), please see the approved Oklahoma ESSA Plan: Oklahoma Edge.


What's New in Accountability?

NEW! Postsecondary Opportunities Coursework Review

NEW! Annual Statistical Report (ASR) and Exit Dates Guidance

NEW! Medical Exemption for Chronic Absenteeism, Demographic Overlay, and Postsecondary Opportunities Review Windows Webinar Recording, Slide Deck (03/30/2021)

FAY/NFAY Guide (01/14/2022)

Oklahoma's accountability waiver for SY 2020-21 approved by U.S. Department of Education 

The Data and Relationships Behind Graduation Webinar: Webinar Recording, Slide Deck 

The Data and Relationships Behind Postsecondary Opportunities Webinar: Webinar Recording, Slide Deck, Postsecondary Data to Action Toolkit 

The Data and Relationships Behind Chronic Absenteeism Webinar: Webinar Recording, Slide Deck, and Attendance Data to Action Toolkit 



Resources linked here support the use and interpretation of the Oklahoma School Report Card displayed on the public dashboard found at

  • Spotlight Documentsprovide an overview of each indicator, why it matters, how it is measured and frequently asked questions
  • E-Learning Modules- short videos that walk viewers through the report card and explain how each indicator is calculated and indexed  
  • Oklahoma Edge Modules- professional learning modules that unwrap and connect measures from the Oklahoma School Report Card with resources and actionable next steps 
  • Tables- used by different indicators to calculate the Oklahoma School Report Card


Resources linked here provide guidance for districts in working with and validating data connected to each indicator before it is displayed on the public dashboard found at 


    Resources linked here support the user as they work with their data in the Accountability Reporting Application in Single Sign-On (SSO). The Accountability Reporting Application is password protected and you must have a user account assigned from your district to access. 

    • NEW! Accountability Reporting Data in Action Toolkits linked on this page provide support for schools and districts in exploring different layers of data accessed through the Accountability Reporting Application. Doing so allows sites to ask questions, connect local data, identify what is working and plan actionable next steps for what can be improved.

    • SSO Toolkits by Indicatorprovide guidance in connecting the score, point and letter grade for each indicator as the user works with their data in the Accountabiltiy Reporting application

    Federal Accountability

    The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Obama in December 2015, reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. ESSA restores greater flexibility about federal education policy to states and districts while ensuring accountability for the success of all children. Through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has reaffirmed its focus on strengthening education, ensuring equity for all students, enhancing professional development and more – but it also provides an opportunity to spotlight the OSDE’s commitment to the power of individualism.

    More information about can be found at the Oklahoma's Consolidated State Plan under ESSA

    School Report Cards Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

    The Oklahoma Legislature directed the Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) to evaluate Oklahoma’s current school and district accountability system and make recommendations for its future. As a result, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) held regional meetings across the state and convened the Oklahoma Assessment and Accountability Task Force to deliberate over the many technical, policy, and practical issues associated with implementing an improved assessment system. The 95 Task Force members met four times between August 4 and November 9, 2016.

    In June 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3218 (HB 3218), which requires the State Board to address accountability requirements under ESSA which include:

    • A multi-measure approach to high school graduation;
    • A determination of the performance level on the assessments at which students will be provided remediation or intervention and the type of remediation or intervention to be provided;
    • A means for ensuring student accountability on the assessments, which may include calculating assessment scores in the final or grade-point average of a student;
    • Ways to make the school testing program more efficient; and
    • A multi-measure approach to accountability.

    NAEP Accountability

    Federal law requires that states and districts, receiving Title I funding, participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments every two years. Schools and students selected to participate in NAEP samples provide important data that will increase the information available to educators and policymakers about the success of their elementary and secondary education programs. NAEP produces data in a number of different subject areas for the nation, participating states, and some urban school districts. The reports and data derived from the NAEP assessment are used for a variety of purposes by education leaders, policymakers, the press, curriculum specialists, teachers, researchers, and others. Visit the NAEP page for more information.

    NAEP Data can be viewied on the Public Dashboard at

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    Last updated on October 6, 2022