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School Officials Say A-F Grades Are Incomplete

Sep 21, 2014

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School districts in Edmond, Moore and Norman outperformed others in the Oklahoma City area on the latest A-F report cards.

But school officials say the grades — even the good ones — are incomplete.

Statistics provided by the state Education Department indicate all 23 schools in the Edmond district received a grade of A or B, while 74 percent of Moore district schools and 55 percent of Norman district schools scored A's or B's.

The Oklahoman reports that the three districts had no F schools and five D schools. But administrators say the grade cards are based on state-mandated standardized test scores and little else.

Rick Cobb, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Moore Public Schools, says he thinks the report cards are an oversimplification of school performance.

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