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Oklahoma Education Board: More Time Needed To Consider Testing Contract

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The State Board of Education has tabled a plan to re-hire a testing vendor responsible for back-to-back years of disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for Oklahoma students. 

4/21/2014 Related Story: Glitch Forces OK Superintendent To Suspend Online Testing

The board is considering using vendor CTB/McGraw Hill to carry out tests this winter at an estimated cost of $2.8 million. However, during its regular meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City, officials tabled the issue until staff has more time to work with McGraw Hill on a contract.

A special State Board meeting will be called within the next two weeks.

The board voted this summer to terminate the agency's contract with vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill after another 8,100 middle and high school students across the state experienced computer problems during tests. Those glitches followed similar problems in 2013.

But Department of Education spokesman Phil Bacharach says a delay in new state education standards and short turnaround to solicit new bidders left state officials no choice but to use CTB/McGraw Hill to conduct tests in December.

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