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Writing Test Scores To Be Left Out Of A-F Report Card

State Superintendent Janet Barresi during an April 2014 press conference announcing problems with the state's standardized testing vendor.
Nate Robson
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Oklahoma Watch
State Superintendent Janet Barresi during an April 2014 press conference announcing problems with the state's standardized testing vendor.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced Thursday the State Department of Education will not be counting certain fifth and eighth grade test scores in the calculation of this year’s A-F school report cards.

Her decision comes after various school district leaders expressed concerns with the accuracy of those results after the testing disruptions that occurred during the testing period in spring.

State education officials said districts saw “many instances of across-the-board scores of the same numerical value from testing vendor CTB-McGraw Hill.”

In what they say is “an overabundance of caution” the department will withhold writing scores from those two grades.

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