Barresi Vows to Explore Testing Options

May 1, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi says she will explore all the state's options to ensure that the needs of students and school districts are met following a series of technical glitches in student testing.

Barresi participated in a conference call Wednesday with the president of the testing company, CTB/McGraw Hill, after it experienced problems with online assessments for grades 6 through 12 on Monday and Tuesday.

The glitches forced testing windows for grades 3-8 and end-of-instruction to be extended by two days. The change moves the last day for testing for grades 3 8 to May 7 and the last day of end-of-instruction testing to May 14.

Students who were interrupted during English II and English III may retake the on-line portion but do not have to retake the writing portion.