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ACE - Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
ACE-Achieving Classroom Excellence
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2005: Achieving Classroom Excellence Act (SB
982)
◦ Established the ACE Task Force and guiding principles
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2006: ACE Amended (SB 1792)
◦ Established the ACE Steering Committee and details
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2007: SB 921
◦ Established the ACE II Task Force
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2008: ACE Amended (SB 1769)
◦ Defined funding amounts for remediation
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2009: SB 1168
◦ Established the Legislative ACE Task Force
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Curriculum
Testing
Remediation and Intervention
Resources
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College Preparatory/Work Ready Graduation
Requirements (Beginning with students who
entered the ninth grade in 2006-2007)
Parent Opt-Out (Beginning with students who
entered the ninth grade in 2006-2007)
Three-Unit High School Math Requirement
(Beginning with students who entered the ninth
grade in 2008-2009)
Passport to Financial Literacy (Beginning with
students who entered the seventh grade in
2008-2009)
Concurrent Enrollment
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Truth #1: Beginning with ninth grade students in
2008-2009, three units or sets of competencies in
mathematics must be completed in 9th through 12th
grade; provided, if a student completes any required
courses in Mathematics for high school credit prior to
ninth grade, the student may take any other
mathematics courses to fulfill the requirement to
complete three units in Grades 9 through 12.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 15)
Myth: If a student takes Algebra I or another high
school math course in middle school, it does not
count.
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Truth #2: Decisions regarding the transcription of a
student’s grade for concurrent college course
work, the computation of the student’s grade point
average, or how college course work may affect
his/her class ranking rest with the local educational
authority.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 16)
◦ Myth: The State Department of Education has
rules about which classes must be included in a
student’s grade point average (GPA).
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Demonstrate Mastery of the State Academic
Content Standards in the following subject areas:
◦ Algebra I;
◦ English II; and
◦ Two of the following five:
 Algebra II;
 Biology I;
 English III;
 Geometry; and
 United States History.
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Change #1: Appeal Process for students that are
denied a standard diploma.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 26)
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Change #2: 70 OS 1210.508 states, “Beginning
with students who enter the ninth grade in the
2008-09 school year, school districts shall report
the highest-achieved state test performance level
on the end-of-instruction tests and any business
and industry-recognized endorsements attained on
the student’s high school transcript. . .. . “
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Change #3: The Oklahoma State Board of Education
approved confidential End of Course Projects for
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, U.S.
History, English II and English III for students to
demonstrate mastery in the state content
standards for those students who do not score at
least at the proficient level on the EOI tests and
have either retaken the EOI or taken an alternate
test.
Updates- Project A, B, and C
Guidelines
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Truth #1: According to state law (70 O.S. §
1210.508), each student who completes the
instruction for English II, English III, U.S.
History, Biology I, Algebra I, Geometry, and
Algebra II at the secondary level shall complete
an end-of-instruction test.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 19)
◦ Myth: If a student has a high enough score on
an approved alternate test, they do not have
to take the End-of-Instruction test.
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Truth #1: According to state law (70 O.S. §
1210.508), each student who completes the
instruction for English II, English III, United
States History, Biology I, Algebra I, Geometry,
and Algebra II at the secondary level shall
complete an end-of-instruction test.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 19)
◦ Myth: If a student has a high enough score on
an approved alternate test, they do not have
to take the End-of-Instruction test.
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Truth #2: Use of Alternate Test should be recorded
on the student’s ACE Demonstration of Mastery
Cumulative Record. It may also be placed on the
transcript (at the local district’s discretion) but
should be distinct from EOI unsatisfactory/limited
knowledge/proficient/advanced designation.
◦ Myth: If a student uses an alternate test to meet
the ACE Requirement, this should be written on
their transcript as if they passed the EOI.
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Truth #3: According to state law (70 O.S. §
1210.508 and 70 O.S. § 1210.523), students who
do not score at least at the proficient level shall be
afforded the opportunity to retake each test up to
three times each calendar year until at least a
proficient score is attained on the tests of Algebra
I, English II and two of the other tests required or
an approved alternative test.
Truth #4: Winter or Trimester, Spring, and Summer
are the three options.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 20)
◦ Myth: Schools only have to offer retakes of the
End-of-Instruction tests once per year.
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Truth #6: Portfolio assessments are available for all
end-of-instruction subjects (i.e., Algebra I, Algebra
II, Biology I, English II, English III, Geometry, and
U.S. History).
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 27)
◦ Myth: There are only portfolio assessments
available for four of the End-of-Instruction tests.
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Truth #7: Some programs offered at Career Tech
Centers culminate in a Business and Industry
Recognized Endorsement, which must go on the
student’s high school transcript.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Pages 21 & 111)
◦ Myth #5: Any course a student takes at a Career
Tech Center is a Business and Industry
Recognized Endorsement that must go on the
student’s high school transcript.
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To demonstrate mastery of reading and
mathematics, a student shall attain at least a
proficient score on the seventh-grade
criterion-referenced tests in reading and
mathematics . . . Each student who does not
score at least at the proficient level shall be
provided remediation for the purpose of
assisting the student in performing at least at
the proficient level on the eighth-grade
criterion-referenced tests in reading and
mathematics. (70 O.S. § 1210.522)
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Students who do not attain at least a
proficient score on any end-of-instruction
test shall be provided remediation and the
opportunity to retake the test until at least a
proficient score is attained on the tests of
Algebra I, English II, and two of the tests
required or an approved alternative test. (70
O.S. § 1210.523)
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Truth #1: Per student allocations are determined
based on the total number of students who qualify
for ACE Remediation and the total dollar value
appropriated, up to a maximum of $240 for each
student who scores Unsatisfactory and $180 for
each student who scores Limited Knowledge.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 33)
◦ Myth: Schools receive $240 for each student who
scores Unsatisfactory and $180 for each student
who scores Limited Knowledge.
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Truth #2: According to state law (70 O.S. §
1210.522 and 70 O.S. § 1210.523), beginning with
students who entered the ninth grade in 20082009, any student who scores below Proficient on
the seventh or eighth grade reading or math test,
or any End-of-Instruction test must be provided
remediation.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 31)
◦ Myth: Schools only have to offer remediation if
they believe it is necessary or if parents request
it.
 Truth
#3: Schools have a lot of flexibility in
when and how to offer ACE Remediation;
however, schools must follow their district
remediation plan approved by their local
board of education prior to November 15.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Pages 31 & 34)
◦ Myth: Schools can provide
remediation however and whenever
they choose.
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Truth #4: Summer remediation is one option
available to districts when they are developing their
ACE Remediation Plan; however, summer
remediation is not required.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 35)
◦ Myth: Schools must offer remediation in the
summer.
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Truth #5: Schools must provide remediation for
seventh and eighth grade reading and math,
and any End-of-Instruction test taken
beginning with students who entered the ninth
grade in 2008-2009 until the student has met
the ACE Testing Requirements.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Pages 32 & 35)
◦ Myth: Schools only have to provide
remediation for reading, math, Algebra I, and
English II.
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Truth #6: Schools must offer remediation to
students who qualify, but parents/guardians may
opt their children out of remediation. This should
be documented in writing with signatures.
(ACE Implementation Guide, Page 34)
NOTE: In order for a student with an IEP to use a
Modified Proficiency Score, the student must have
participated in remediation. See approved
guidelines for Modified Proficiency Scores for
more information.
◦ Myth: Students have to participate in ACE
Remediation.
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Webpage www.sde.ok.gov
Resources
ACE Implementation Guide
MELISSA WHITE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING/ACE
OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[email protected]
(405) 521-3549
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