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Published on April 23, 2008

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Slide1:  From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate “High School Reform: The Launching Pad to Global Competitiveness” Slide2:  The Facts Three of these students will graduate from high school without the skills necessary for success in higher education or the modern workforce. Three of these students will not graduate from high school. Three of these students will graduate from high school without the skills necessary for success in higher education or the modern workforce. Seven out of ten eighth-grade students cannot read at grade level. Slide3:  Oklahoma’s investment in early childhood education Source: National Institute for Early Education, 2005; America’s Promise Alliance, 2006 Oklahoma is one of 7 states with 20% or more of all 3 and 4 year olds attending state financed preschools. In fact, research by Dr. James Heckman, University of Chicago economist and Nobel Laureate, suggests that, ‘Steady human capital investments in young people pay the greatest dividends.’ Slide4:  Investing in Teachers Source: Ed Week, 2006 Oklahoma is 1 of 15 states that requires and finances mentoring for novice teachers. Slide5:  Oklahoma’s improvement in 4th grade NAEP scores Source: NAEP, 2005 Reading scores also slightly improved during the same timeframe. Math scores improved by 4.9% between 2003 and 2005. Slide6:  Oklahoma’s effort to improve high schools 2005: Oklahoma joined the American Diploma Network, a coalition of 26 states committed to ensuring every child graduates high school prepared for college and the workplace. 2005: The state won a competitive grant from National Governor’s Association to focus on academic rigor, teacher quality, and governance in its high schools. 2006: The Oklahoma Legislature passed the Achieving Classroom Excellence initiative which requires all high school students to take a college preparatory curriculum, provides remedial assistance to help struggling students, and encourages students to take college coursework. Slide7:  8th grade NAEP scores in Oklahoma Source: NAEP, 2005 Academic Achievement 2005 NAEP Reading Scores for Eighth-Grade Students 3 out of 4 Oklahoma 8th grade students read below grade level. Slide8:  8th grade NAEP scores in Oklahoma Source: NAEP, 2005 Academic Achievement 2005 NAEP Mathematics Scores for Eighth-Grade Students 4 out of 5 Oklahoma 8th grade students are below grade level in mathematics. Slide9:  High Schools with weak promoting power. Source: Johns Hopkins University, 2004 Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified the 2,000 high schools responsible for producing a majority of our nation’s dropouts. Their study has been tracking the promoting power of the same group of high schools across the nation since 2000. In 2005, data from Johns Hopkins study indicated that Oklahoma has: 24 high schools with less than an 60% promoting power 137 high schools with promoting power between 60% - 80% Slide10:  Who pays when students fail to graduate? The Students themselves The rest of us… Slide11:  Income by Educational Attainment Source: 2005 U.S. Census Slide12:  Economic and Social costs of not graduating h.s. Source: Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007. 2006 The U.S. will lose more than 309 billion in lost wages, taxes, and productivity over the lifetimes of the nearly 1.2 million students that failed to graduate in 2006. Oklahoma will lose nearly $3.8 billion dollars for its students who failed to earn a diploma in 2006. In addition, Oklahoma spends over $16 million dollars a year on student remediation costs. Slide13:  Economic and Social benefits of increasing grad. rates Source: Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006 If Oklahoma increased the male high school graduation rate by just 5 percent, it would add over $96 million dollars to the state economy in crime-related savings and annual earnings. Raising the graduation rate of all minority students to the levels of white students by 2020 in Oklahoma would add over $1 billion dollars in personal income to the Oklahoma economy. If Oklahoma ensured that each student in this year’s graduating class earned a diploma it would save over $137 million dollars in total lifetime health savings. Slide14:  U.S. Olympic Rankings Ranked #3, Athens 2004 Ranked #1, 4x400 Relay, Athens 2004 Ranked #1, 4x100 Medley Relay, Athens 2004 Source: Official Website of the Olympic Games Slide15:  International Comparison Source: PISA, 2003; OECD’s Education at a Glance, 2006 Slide16:  The Missing Middle Slide17:  We must maintain our investment in education Source: America’s Promise Alliance, 2006 Dr. James Heckman, University of Chicago economist and Nobel Laureate, says that, “Early investments…not followed up by later investments are not productive.” Slide18:  Reading First & Striving Readers Reading First Grades: K-3 Striving Readers Grades: 6-12 How much does the U.S. spend on each program? 72 dollars per student How much does the U.S. spend per student?* Reading First Grades: K-3 Slide19:  Investment in Research Source: Office of Management and Budget, 2006 Slide20:  Oklahoma Graduation Rates Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2004; Manhattan Institute, 2006; Alliance for Excellent Education analysis of data from various State Departments of Education According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education the graduation rate for the graduating class of 2002-3 was 72% Independent research conducted by the Manhattan Institute estimates the Oklahoma graduation rate to be nearly 69%, a difference of 3% The average percent difference across the nation between state reported graduation rates and independent estimates was 11% for the class of 2002-3. The percent differences ranged from 1%-30% for the class of 2002-3 Slide21:  Gap between State and National Expectations Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2006; NAEP, 2005 The average gap between states’ reported percentage of students proficient in 8th grade reading vs. NAEP reported proficiency is 35% The average gap between states’ reported percentage of students proficient in 8th grade math vs. NAEP reported proficiency is 28% Slide22:  8th Grade Math, 2005 Percent “proficient” on state test Percent “proficient” on NAEP Source: Goodwin Liu, Interstate Inequality in Educational Opportunity, 81 NYU Law Review 2044 (2006) Slide23:  The Alliance’s policy recommendations for NCLB Create a High School Improvement Fund to assist our nation’s lowest performing high schools Expand the Striving Readers adolescent literacy program Increase funding for statewide data systems Encourage state and local efforts that support effective teaching and school leadership Call on all states to report a common graduation rate as agreed upon in the 2005 NGA Compact Ensure that all students have a personal graduation plan Provide greater funds for research in education Slide24:  The impact of 500 more graduates What would the impact be if a community that typically lost 1,000 students from each graduating class were able to graduate 500 of them? 222 would most likely not pursue college coursework 89 would probably receive at least some college education 181 are projected to obtain a BA within 6 years Based on median earnings by level of education, 500 additional graduates would yield almost $11 million dollars in increased income within a community. Source: U.S Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Ed. Attainment in the United States: 2005; NCES: Common Core of Data, IPEDS Residency and Migration, Fall Enrollment, and Graduation Rate Surveys Slide25:  Alliance for Excellent Education 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 901 Washington, DC 20036 T 202 828-0828 F 202 828-0821 www.all4ed.org

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