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Grading and Advancement Policy

Grading and Advancement Policy


Every lesson in the textbook used for this course is considered a test lesson. Students must pass each lesson with a very strong understanding of that lesson. Any score below 85% is a “no pass”. Any Theory test resulting in below 85% must be retaken by arrangement with the Instructor. If the retaken test results in a “no pass”, the student will be required to retake those lessons covered in a “no pass” test.

A third test will be given covering the same material. If the student fails the third test with a “no pass”, the student will be assigned to repeat Theory in the next available class.

A Final Test is administered at the end of Theory to cover all the material presented during the Theory Course. A student must pass the Final Test with an 85% pass rate in order to advance into Speed Building. The Final Test may be taken as may times as necessary, in two week intervals, by arrangement with the Instructor.


Each class incorporates a five minute dictated test for each speed. It is a student’s option to transcribe the test to be handed in for grading. A test is considered “cold” two weeks after it is given and may not be handed in for consideration. A student must pass 3 five-minute dictated tests at each speed level in order to advance into the next speed level. A pass is 95% accuracy or above.


Students must meet the following minimum standards of academic progress while enrolled at Oklahoma College of Court Reporting or they shall be deemed not to be making satisfactory progress.

Minimum Academic Achievement – In-House Student

A student must achieve a minimum of the following in order to remain enrolled as a regular student:

  1. Student must advance at least 20 words per minute in Speedbuilding every six months.

Probationary Status – In-House Student

If a student does not meet the minimum standards for academic achievement listed above, the student will be placed on probationary status. A student placed on probationary status may continue to attend school, but must remain on probation for a minimum period of thirty days, but not greater than one calendar year. While attending school on probationary status, the student should seek to correct academic deficiencies which, after having done so, would allow the student to be reinstated at a regular student.