OKLAHOMA CITY —
For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.
Superintendent Janet Barresi directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill to suspend its testing Monday after disruptions for students taking high school end-of-instruction exams and tests in grades six through eight.
A similar glitch stalled testing last year in Oklahoma and elsewhere.
Norman Public School spokesman Shelly Hickman said more than 1,000 students were affected. It involved students at all four middle schools and both high schools.
Despite last year’s glitches, Barresi says the state renewed its contract with the company for more than $13 million this year.
A spokesman for CTB/McGraw Hill says the company planned to issue a statement about the testing situation.
Districts have been told to allow students who successfully accessed the tests to complete them, but to suspend online testing for those students who hadn’t started.