Posted: Oct 09, 2013 2:57 PMUpdated: Oct 09, 2013 2:57 PM
Ford On Student Testing
Oklahoma education officials are briefing legislators on the different tests used to measure student performance in Oklahoma and providing details of a massive computer glitch in April that affected thousands of test taking students in the state. Senate Education Committee Chairman Senator John Ford of Bartlesville requested the joint House and Senate study to help bring individual members up to speed on what was happening with testing in the state. Ford says numerous changes are taking place in how students are tested, and that test scores are now being used for graduation eligibility, college admission and determining teacher performance. Assistant State Superintendent Maridyth McBee says an independent report on the computer disruptions in April determined it had "little impact" system-wide on student test scores.
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