A new statewide index is being launched this February to measure and promote skills that better prepare students to compete in a global economy. The Oklahoma Innovation Index describes, ranks, and categorizes what teachers do in their classes that meet criteria for being creative. The Index is the first in the nation to measure these skills in K-20 schools.
During the research phase, researchers will test the usefulness of the Index, its effectiveness and impact on learning. The Index is designed to help schools to teach, foster, and promote skills that develop imagination and creativity. Twelve public schools in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including schools in the A+ Schools network, will be participating in the study.
To learn more about the Oklahoma Innovation Index: http://stateofcreativity.com/oklahoma-innovation-index/