"Driven to Read" for 8th Grade
How will eighth-graders meet the requirements of the Driven to Read program during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Oklahoma law requires students to successfully complete the reading portion of the eighth-grade English Language Arts (ELA) assessment in order to apply for a driver license or permit. See 70 O.S. § 1210.515. However, the test was not administered this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the State Board of Education adopted an emergency rule on March 25 to allow the state to provide a medical exemption for this requirement. All eighth-graders in the 2019-20 school year will receive this exemption.