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Proficiency Based Promotion testing allows students to advance to next level of study

Proficiency Based Promotion (PBP) is a process which awards credit for students’ knowledge in the core curriculum areas, including reading, language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign languages, through an assessment process. It is available to students in grades 1-12.

The opportunity for proficiency based testing usually is scheduled once or twice a year, at a time that will enable Broken Arrow Public Schools to make appropriate decisions regarding the advancement and placement of students who choose to take advantage of this option.

The parent/guardian will need to fill out the Proficiency Based Testing application (pdf) and email the completed form to jbrassfield@baschools.org. Applications are also available at the Education Service Center. The completed application and past academic performance will be evaluated by the Assessment Department. The parent/guardian will be notified of the determination and scheduling of the requested proficiency based tests. A letter outlining PBP test information, including time and test specifics for each student, will be mailed out approximately one week prior to the test date.

Students demonstrating proficiency will have the opportunity to advance to the next level of study. Failure to demonstrate proficiency will not be noted on the student’s transcript.

Read the list of frequently asked questions about the PBP process and review the Board of Education policy on PBP (pdf). If you have questions about PBP application process, please contact the principal at your school site.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jean Brassfield at 918-259-5792 or jbrassfield@baschools.org.