All students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
In 2002, OBEC, the Oklahoma Department of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Governor's Office asked Achieve to study Oklahoma's policies and practices related to school improvement efforts. Aiming Higher analyzed the education policies and decisions that govern the progress of reform in three areas: standards, assessment and accountability.
Achieve focused on overall progress made in standards, assessments and accountability and reported that Oklahoma consistently maintained efforts to raise achievement for more than 10 years, establishing a firm foundation for standards-based reform. We also conducted a separate comprehensive study of the state's standards and tests.