State Board Of Education Approves New Testing Vendor Contract

Friday, October 17th 2014, 5:39 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma State Board of Education approved a contract with a new testing vendor after cutting ties with CTB/McGraw-Hill.

9/29/2014 Related Story: McGraw-Hill Withdraws From Bidding Process For OK Winter Tests

State officials said Measured Progress will administer the winter assessments.

Measured Progress will also deliver end-of-instruction (EOI) exams and re-testing of the Oklahoma Modified Alternate Assessment Program (OMAAP), which state officials said is being phased out by the state in order to meet federal requirements.

According to a news release, Measured Progress is familiar to Oklahoma schools. In November 2013, state officials chose the company for English and mathematics testing for students in third through eighth grades.

Under the plan approved by the State Board of Education, two of the testing windows have been pushed back.