The CORVID-19 Virus has been a scarey topic for many younger and older students. The following link is where you may go to see a page on how to talk to students. It also has questions and answers on it.https://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/Student%20Support_Talking%20to%20Children%20about%20COVID-19.pdf.
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How will eighth-graders meet the requirements of the Driven to Read program? Oklahoma law requires students to successfully complete the reading portion of the eighth-grade English language arts (ELA) assessment in order to apply for a driver license or permit. See 70 O.S. § 1210.515. However, the test will not be administered this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the State Board of Education, at its March 25 meeting, adopted an emergency rule to allow the state to provide a medical exemption for this requirement. All eighth-graders in the 2019-20 school year will receive this exemption. After communicating with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS), it is the OSDE’s understanding that this exemption will satisfy the requirements. Students wishing to take the driver exam should also be aware that DPS has instituted the following restrictions: • All driving skills tests have been canceled; • Only 10 customers are allowed in an office at one time; and • Every customer must have an appointment. How will third-grade students meet the requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) in the absence of the third-grade ELA assessment? Oklahoma schools are not expected to, and should not, administer the required end-of-year screening assessments for students in Kindergarten through grade three for the remainder of the school year. As a result of the cancellation of the third grade ELA test, schools should utilize data collected from screening, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments prior to March 16, 2020, to make promotion and retention decisions. CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: FAQs FOR OKLAHOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020 11 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION JOY HOFMEISTER, STATE SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION For students who do not qualify for automatic promotion based on prior assessments or under a good cause exemption, a Student Reading Proficiency Team (SRPT) must be convened to make decisions about promotion or retention. SRPT meetings should convene virtually wherever possible or adopt social distancing guidelines, limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people at a time and maintaining six feet of space between each person, even in smaller groups. Since schools will not be able to complete the end-of-year assessments for RSA, they will not be asked to complete the End-of-Year RSA Report. More detailed guidance for districts making third-grade promotion decisions in the absence of OSTP scores is available on the OSDE website.