Proficiency Based Promotions
Pursuant to Section 6 of HB 1017, students may progress in their educational endeavors by subject, course, and/or grade level based on mastery of the Oklahoma Academic Standards, not on time spent in classes, completion of assignments, or prerequisites. The student can successfully be moved ahead under Proficiency Based Promotion guidelines if they are able to demonstrate content knowledge, skills and application of learning in the core areas regardless of time spent in the classroom. Parental involvement is integral in the credit for learning/promotion process as is consideration of the student’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. Proficiency Based Promotion is intended to serve those unique students enrolled in Jenks Schools whose needs cannot be met by following a traditional timetable and sequence but require promotion beyond current placement. Proficiency Based Promotion opportunities will be available for students from grades K-12 in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, languages and the arts.
Students who request Proficiency Based Promotion will complete an application process and take a criterion-referenced test to measure the priority skills and knowledge relevant to each core course or subject for which credit is desired. If passed at the 90% or higher level, student applicants will then complete a performance component. That component will be evaluated by selected staff and must meet standards comparable to superior/90% performance.
Upon successful completion of both the criterion and performance components, and after appropriate consultation with parents, a student may be promoted and receive appropriate credit. Credit earned in high school level courses will count toward meeting graduation requirements. Credit will be noted as an “A” on the transcript. No record of unsuccessful attempts will be maintained in the student’s permanent school records.
Guidelines, application procedures, and testing information will be available in the Guidance Office at each school. Please check with your student’s site for dates, times and locations, or you may contact Ann Schuh at 918-299-4415 extension 2286 for additional details.