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Starting School With Exciting News

We’re back in business, everybody! It was such a pleasure spending the summer with so many of you at your schools. We learn so much about the great work you do on a daily basis, and you always inspire us. We sincerely thank you for letting us learn alongside you this summer.

Now that school is back in session and assessments are underway, we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Many of our member schools assess students using NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). NWEA recently released its linking study results. For each category (Reading/ELA and math), the tables below show three sets of RIT (Ready for Instruction Today) scores (what content students are ready to learn) and nationally normed percentages for each grade level. These represent the predictive range for each testing window: fall, winter and spring. OSTP (Oklahoma State Testing Program) cut score predictions (scores that determine proficiency for Oklahoma students) are also listed below for those of you who are using an alternate form of assessment. 

The complete report with additional details can be accessed at These two tables are on pages 11-12 of the complete report. As the tables indicate, Oklahoma students will need to perform well to reach the proficient and advanced levels. If you need assistance with the linking study, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’re also excited to announce some upcoming PD opportunities that are free to our member schools! 

  • Classroom Management Booster Shot: Strategies You Can Apply in Your Classroom! OKC: October 3, 2019
  • Classroom Management Booster Shot: Strategies You Can Apply in Your Classroom! Tulsa: October 4, 2019
  • Blended Learning in the Elementary Classroom- OKC: October 11, 2019

Visit to register for any upcoming PD session, including Tulsa Model certification and recertification. As always, if you need anything, please reach out to any Teaching & Learning Team member: 

Teaching & Learning Always,

Jamila MacArthur

Jamila MacArthur

Director, Teaching & Learning

Jamila MacArthur serves as OPSRC's Director of Teaching & Learning. In this role, she will lead the team to further expand quality professional development for public schools, including more robust online training offerings. She will also focus on strengthening collaborative partnerships with schools to further develop innovative strategies that increase student achievement. Among her many certifications, she was recently approved as a Summit Learning Certified Support Partner and as as a Tulsa Model Evaluator.

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