Proficiency Based Promotion
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 (OAS), not upon time spent in classes, completion of assignments, or prerequisites. The student who can successfully be moved ahead under Proficiency Based Promotion guidelines can 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 the learning/promotion process, as is the 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 a pass, with no grade assigned. No record of unsuccessful attempts will be maintained in the student's permanent school records.