37% of Oklahoma's college freshmen aren't ready for college-level work and spend their tuition gaining remedial skills they should've received for free in high school.
Oklahoma students have some of the lowest performance outcomes according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. We have set our expectations too low and Oklahoma's students are graduating from high school unprepared for college. In 2010, the Oklahoma Legislature passed bi-partisan legislation directing the State Board to adopt higher standards. The Common Core was adopted in July 2010 and full implementation takes place during the 2014 - 2015 school year.