Study: OK Students' Performance Not Impacted By Computer Glitches

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:24 pm
By: News 9

There is new information surrounding the computer glitches that put end of the year testing on hold at the end of the last school year.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education says a new independent study shows overall student performance was not impacted. But it is possible that some individual students may have had trouble because of the issues.

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Officials announced on Tuesday that the independent study to determine if student tests scores had been compromised by the two days of disruption this past spring is complete. The HumRRO Statistical Investigation of Oklahoma Disruptions indicated that students appeared to do as well on the test as students not involved in the disruption.

Based on the result of the study, State Superintendent Janet Barresi determined the state will retain all scores of impacted students who scored proficient or advanced.

While students as a whole did not experience depressions in scores, officials say it is possible that some individual students did not perform to their highest potential during the period of disruption.

Barresi will not report the scores of impacted students who scored limited knowledge or unsatisfactory.

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The full report was provided by Dr. Arthur Thacker, Program Manager for Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), Inc. to the department and delivered during Tuesday's State Board of Education's meeting by Dr. Maridyth McBee, Assistant State Superintendent of Accountability and Assessment.