State: Oklahoma

Overview

Oklahoma
Your Guide to Data and Services for Oklahoma

SREB works with Oklahoma policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Oklahoma uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Oklahoma Members of the Board

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, ex officio (2019)
Chad Caldwell, State Representative, Enid (2022)
Tom Friedemann, Superintendent/CEO, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City (2020)
Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City (2019) Vice Chair of the SREB Board​
Jennifer Monies, Executive Director, Oklahoma Achieves, Oklahoma City (2021)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Oklahoma Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Rhonda Baker, State Representative, Yukon 
Chad Caldwell
, State Representative, Enid
Marty Quinn, State Senator, Claremore
Todd Russ, State Representative, Cordell
Gary Stanislawski, State Senator, Tulsa

Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-OK)

Oklahoma: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.

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News
Oklahoma's Promise: Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program

Promises Kept in Oklahoma
SREB review of financial aid program

Oklahoma’s Promise is an effective college scholarship program that meets its goals and helps the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education increase education attainment in the state, according to a report from the Southern Regional Education Board. The report cited Oklahoma’s Promise as “an example of how a state can invest valuable resources in its students and see a strong return on that investment.”

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Governor Edwards of Louisiana Re-Elected Chair of the Southern Regional Education Board
Chancellor Johnson of Oklahoma is vice chair

LAC officers are Senator Millar of Georgia and Representative Carney of Kentucky

Atlanta, Georgia — June 26, 2018 — Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana was re-elected to serve another one-year term as chair of the Southern Regional Education Board. He was re-elected at the organization’s annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Sunday.

Publication June 20178 pages

Oklahoma
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
Oklahoma

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in Oklahoma, particularly at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career readiness standards, the Priority Academic Students Skills. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.

Publication May 2016 | 12 pages | (16V12)

Case Study: Piedmont High School
Raising Rigor and Expectations

Piedmont High School is a high-achieving school with a 2015 graduation rate of 99 percent. This case study details how the school used the High Schools That Work design to put in place the building blocks to foster a culture of continuous improvement to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed.

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Passing the Monday Morning Test
Maryland and Oklahoma Share Insights About the Ins and Outs of Program Implementation

Last month, we shared a run-through of the work by Maryland and Oklahoma to better prepare principals. When I was teaching first grade, many times I participated in professional development sessions that left me bursting with ideas and excitement but left me unsure about my ability to effectively execute what I had learned the next week in my classroom.

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Tapping Into Talent
Learning From Maryland's Promising Principals Academy

Sometimes it can be difficult to make the transition from knowing  to doing when trying to apply concepts to ground-level practice. This often holds true for many kinds of learners – including students, teachers and even states. State education agencies know that principals play an influential role in the development of effective teachers and schools. But how can states build a strong foundation in order to prepare principals for this influential role? Similarly, practitioners can probably agree that in theory, inter-state collaboration yields great potential for learning. So how can they go about actually engaging in it?

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Promising Affordability Practices in Oklahoma, Tennessee
What the research tells us

SREB’s Commission on College Affordability in the South convened in New Orleans in December 2014 for its second meeting to focus state policies on increasing the students’ ability to pay for and complete college. Members learned what the research tells us about affordability’s effects on enrollment and completion and heard about promising practices in two states, Oklahoma and Tennessee.