Two Oklahoma school districts get F's on report card
BY MEGAN ROLLAND NewsOK.com
Monday, December 10, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Only two school districts received F's under the new grading system launched by lawmakers to inform parents about school and district performance.
Farris Public Schools in Atoka County received an F, despite having attained a score that ordinarily would be a solid B, because the district failed to test at least 90 percent of its students.
Tricia Pemberton, spokeswoman for the Education Department, said failing to test enough students results in an automatic F on the report cards released this week.
“Farris had a number of testing irregularities with their special education students, and we had to invalidate six scores,” Pemberton said.
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