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Third-grade reading proficiency in Oklahoma

Third-grade reading proficiency

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Definition and Source



Third grade reading proficiency represents the percentage of third grade students scoring at or above the proficient level on the Oklahoma 3rd grade reading state test. The test was called the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test prior to 2016-2017 school year, and beginning in the 2016-2017 school year it changed to the Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP). 

Data Source

Oklahoma State Department of Education


The Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP) is a criterion-referenced test (CRT) designed to indicate whether students have achieved the competencies defined by the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS). Each student's performance is compared to a preset standard of expected achievement by subject at each grade level. The level of academic rigor that students must meet is established by the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education approved more rigorous standards for the 2016-2017 school year. Direct comparison with prior year data is not valid.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oklahoma state testing data for the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 are not available.

Last Updated

June 2024