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March 7, 2013

Foyil schools earn state award

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

“I am happy to get recognition for our school but the state’s grading scale tells a different story,” said McGregor.
The House removed from the A-F calculations, 17 percent of the grade based on improvement of the lowest 25th percentile of students and increased the learning gains calculation in reading and math.
He said even though the bill passed, the system still needs to focus more on student achievement and less on other factors that are out of the school’s control.  Last December, Foyil School District received a D grade for the state’s yearly A-F report card release. Districts earned a GPA and a letter grade based on- 33 percent student achievement, 17 percent overall student growth, 17 percent bottom quartile student growth and 33 percent whole school performance.

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