“These results show we must take bold action in order to truly compete. While Oklahoma did see growth in NAEP assessments, we are still in the middle of the pack nationally. Our goal is to be a state other states strive to reach.”

– Supt. Joy Hofmeister, on new  National Assessment of Educational Progress results showing that Oklahoma’s fourth-grade reading scores improved slightly over 2013 scores, while eighth-grade reading scores, as well as both fourth- and eighth-grade math scores, remained about the same (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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