Education & Workforce

A high-quality workforce is essential to growing and sustaining Oklahoma’s economy. A robust workforce requires strong elementary, secondary and higher education systems, as well as effective career training programs. The State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation delves into our state’s educational and workforce models, outcomes and funding to identify evidence-based approaches for strengthening Oklahoma’s current and future workforce.



Issue Brief: A-F Accountability Report Cards

Issue Brief: A-F Accountability Report Cards

March 14, 2019

Increased transparency in educational outcomes is a hallmark of education reform efforts. In recent years, reform efforts have focused on a push for increased transparency and accountability at the local level. The United States’ decentralized system of education makes it difficult to use national or even statewide metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of educational policy decisions. With educational outcomes relying so much on local school boards and school leadership (such as principals and superintendents), many policymakers have pressed for school-by-school and district-by-district accountability measures. In Oklahoma, lawmakers have adopted an A-F report card system for individual public schools.