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“It’s a useless pile of paperwork,” Superintendent sums up new report cards for Oklahoma schools

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The State Board of Education has released the report cards which measure the performance of Oklahoma schools.

According to officials, this could be the last round of report cards using A-F calculations.

Under a new law and federal act, the way Oklahoma public schools are evaluated could soon change.

"They're garbage. There's not an educator in Oklahoma that says we really believe that we're a C. There's no one that believes in the way it's been implemented,” said Craig McVay, the superintendent for El Reno Public Schools.

It’s a cry for change from school administrators all across the state.

"As it is right now, it's a useless pile of paperwork that gives us nothing that we can depend on,” McVay said.

Currently, schools are evaluated using A-F calculations.

"The test is not valid and, if the test is not valid, if A-F doesn't pass the test of is it a valid tool, you could throw all of those grades out,” McVay said.

Results from the 2016 school year included over 300 D’s and far over 200 F’s, and that’s up 30 from last year.

The current system took effect in 2012.

Now, under a federal act and a new state law, a new plan is in the works.

"That's kind of the whole attitude we have now, is give us something that we can trust, and let's roll out something that is real, something that we can use,” McVay said.

That’s an attitude that many state educators agree with.

The superintendent for Oklahoma City Public Schools said in a statement they too believe it’s not a valid measure of performance.

"I will absolutely give Joy Hofmeister tons of credit, because she believes in the accountability system. I don't want to speak for her, but she wants this next roll out to be right,” McVay said, talking about the state superintendent.

Officials with the State Board of Education said it’s too early for them to calculate why so many schools received D’s and F’s.