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Education

April 22, 2014

More than 1,000 Norman students unable to complete standardized exams due to problems

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NORMAN —

The Oklahoma House of Representatives reported that only 11,000 students of 678,000 students — less than 2 percent of those scheduled for testing — were able to test online Monday.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the system is designed to save student responses up to the point of disruption, so it may be possible for those students to successfully complete the test when the system is operational.

NPS is still waiting on word if any test takers’ exam were complete. Hickman said today the district would either have to retest students or begin to test new students, depending on notification from the state.

“Students, faculty and volunteers were ready for testing. The vendor was not,” Hickman said. “This affects student performance and isn’t acceptable.”

Katherine Parker

366-3541

kparker@

normantranscript.com

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