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Oklahoma Initiatives  

#1. Focus on College Readiness
Higher education and K-12 are working together to develop and implement strategies that focus on better preparing students in high school for success in college. Enhancements in academic activities in the 11th and 12th grades will be made to reduce the need for remediation.

#2. Transform Remediation
Oklahoma public higher education institutions are implementing programs in the areas of math, language skills and reading that will dramatically improve developmental programs and reduce the time it takes to earn a degree.

#3. Strengthen Pathways to College Certificates and Degrees
Our colleges and universities are implementing programs that create clear pathways to certificates and degrees, including cooperative alliance agreements with career technology centers and new CCA-pioneered techniques to provide electronic degree checklists, advising and academic support.

#4. Increase Adult Degree Completion
The Reach Higher program provides degree completion opportunities to students who have some college credit but have not completed an associate or bachelor’s degree. The program is being expanded to include college certificates.

#5. Reward Performance
In April 2012, the State Regents adopted a performance-based funding formula providing incentives to institutions that increase their degree completion rates in addition to other performance factors.