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Oklahoma State Board Of Education To Consider New Testing Vendor

Oct 17, 2014

The Oklahoma Board of Education is expected to consider a sole-source contract with a testing vendor to conduct about 50,000 end-of-instruction tests for high school students this winter.

The board is holding a special meeting Friday in Oklahoma City to consider a contract with Measured Progress to conduct the testing. State Department of Education officials say the contract will be for between $3.3 million and $3.5 million.

The special meeting was required after the board decided last month not to approve a $2.8 million, sole-source contract with CTB/McGraw Hill — the same company responsible for back-to-back years of testing glitches during high-stakes exams.

Some school administrators have voiced concern there won't be enough time to train on a new testing system for December.

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