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12:46 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

State School Standards

Tulsa, OK – Okla. switching to use national school standards

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An independent study indicates that Oklahoma's plans to use national academic standards should proceed smoothly.

Oklahoma plans to start using the Common Core state standards during the next four years. According to the study by the Washington, D.C.-based Thomas P. Fordham Foundation, Oklahoma is one of 11 states where English language arts and math standards are highly similar to those of the Common Core.

About 30 states along with Oklahoma have adopted the Common Core standards in an effort to give teachers and parents a common understanding of what students are expected to learn, no matter where they live.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says the study affirms her belief that the state's adoption of the Common Core standards will cause minimal disruption to Oklahoma classrooms.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com