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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 testing dates are generally in early June and once again in August.

Parent/guardian will need to fill out the Proficiency Based Testing application (pdf). Applications are also available at each school site. The completed application should be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the school site. The school principal or designee reviews and recommends the application, attaches pertinent information (copies of cumulative record or transcript) and forwards the application to the Director of Assessment.

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.

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. 

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 District Testing Coordinator 918-259-5792.