2011 Delivering Well Prepared Teachers Policy
The state should ensure that new elementary teachers know the science of reading instruction.
As of the 2010-2011 school year, all teacher preparation programs for elementary teacher candidates in Oklahoma are required to address the science of reading. As of July 1, 2010, elementary candidates are now required to pass a comprehensive assessment to measure their teaching skills in the five elements of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Oklahoma recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.