The Oklahoma Edge Strategic Plan will ensure each student in Oklahoma has equitable access to a high-quality public education that inspires deep learning and leads to success.
While students must begin the ICAP process in ninth grade for graduation purposes, completion of a student’s first ICAP should begin in sixth grade. Oklahoma has set a goal to have all students in grades 6 through 12 complete an ICAP, thereby easing their transition from grade to grade. Other strategies Oklahoma is deploying for middle school transition include:
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) transition courses for eighth graders in English language arts and mathematics to be prepared for high school (2019-20 school year)
Oklahoma’s Promise, a college tuition scholarship for students in grades 8-10 whose families earn $55,000 or less annually and who meet academic and conduct requirements (Oklahoma law will increase the income cap to $60,000 in
Summer STEM academies, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, are open to upcoming eighth through 12th graders. Each academy explores the latest trends in math, science and technology by using fun,
The Teacher Summer Externships partners businesses with select teachers who desire to learn more about various careers in order to share this awareness with their students. These paid externships provide embedded application to the classroom and are supported by the OSDE’s STEM team through virtual networking.
Family guides in Pre-K through 12th grade will provide strategies for family engagement with their children that highlight the Oklahoma Academic Standards in a convenient, user-friendly format.