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Oklahoma Administrators’ ESSA-Aligned Guide to Planning for the School Year

Oklahoma Administrators’ ESSA-Aligned Guide to Planning for the School Year

We know you have been hard at work making sure everything this school year goes off without a hitch but there may be a few things that still need to be buttoned up. Not to fear! To support you, we’ve put together this blog post, which takes a closer look at Oklahoma’s ESSA goals and provides you with a curated list of our best resources.

Boost Oklahoma Academic Standards Mastery and Achievement on the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Assessments  

Building foundational reading and math skills and helping all students consistently improve their OSTP performance is an ongoing challenge. Utilize the guides below to take a fresh approach to your instructional programs or refine your current practices.

Formative Assessment Workbook

Frequent, standards-based formative assessments are a critical piece of effective data-driven instruction. Our Formative Assessment workbook provides a framework for implementing formative assessments throughout the lesson cycle. Its planning forms and data-tracking worksheets can be used across multiple subjects and grade levels.

Reading & Literacy

It’s a well-known fact that a strong foundation in literacy is key to future academic success in any subject. This workbook evaluates the many facets of structuring an effective, research-based reading and language arts block and helps you select the appropriate technology tools to support your approach.  

Blended Learning Workbook

Bring the best parts of online learning and traditional instruction together in a blended learning program. Blended programs come in many forms and enable scalable personalized learning. Use this workbook to get your district or school's blended learning program started.

Blog: 10 Creative Ways to Formatively Assess Your Students

This fun, GIF-filled blog post is great to share with teachers to help them get some fresh, creative ideas for ways they could assess students!

Address Achievement Gaps and Support English Learners and Special Education Students

Oklahoma’s current long-term goal is to work towards an increase of 2% a year towards English Language Proficiency. The resources below provide strategies for meeting the needs of ELL’s and special student populations.

Special Populations Program Planning Worksheet

Use this worksheet to plan programs to address the needs of special populations of students.

Personalized Learning Workbook

Personalized learning allows educators to meet the varying needs of all learners, improving learning outcomes. This workbook takes the guesswork out of personalized learning by providing a step-by-step plan from development to implementation.

ELL Blog Collection

This collection of blogs addresses topics like back-to-school strategies to support ELLs, preparing ELLs for high-stakes assessments, and more. 

Special Education Blog Collection

This collection of blogs address topics like dyslexia, navigating IEP meetings, ADHD, and trends in special education.

Support Graduation Rates

Oklahoma has raised the bar for graduation expectations by setting a long-term goal of 90% of students graduating from high school by 2025. Make sure that your school has a credit recovery program in place so that all students who fall behind can catch up and graduate on time. 

Credit Recovery Workbook

Our Credit Recovery workbook will show you how to set up a new program or enhance your current credit recovery offering.

Ensure College and Career Readiness

One of Oklahoma’s school quality indicators is Post-secondary Opportunity, which is based on student participation in programs that promote college and career readiness. The resources below will help you open the door to several options to support this goal.

CTE Planning Workbook

Use our CTE workbook to plan a new program or as a guide to augment your current one. 

Online Curriculum

Online curriculum can open a world of college and career focused courses to students that their schools may not otherwise be able to offer, CTE, ACT, WorkKeys assessment preparation. Our online curriculum guide discusses several different ways online curriculum can be used, and even includes a worksheet to guide the process of identifying a provider that meets your needs.

Virtual Learning

For a growing number of schools, a virtual implementation may help your school or district offer more flexible and expansive course options to serve populations in need. Use this workbook to evaluate if a virtual implementation is the best option for your school and get guidance on developing a program and selecting a digital provider.

Looking for online programs to help your school or district improve outcomes for all students? Check out Edmentum's suite of K-12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum and see why over 8,000 districts in the nation partner with us.

This blog post was originally published on June 25, 2018.