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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Lawmakers call for testing moratorium after mishap

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some state legislators are calling for a moratorium on public school testing after a number of computer glitches were reported by state education officials.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some state legislators are calling for a moratorium on public school testing after a number of computer glitches were reported by state education officials.
     
    Longtime school administrator and Smithville Democratic Rep. Curtis McDaniel said Wednesday it would be unfair to subject students to testing this year after "a ton of problems" have been reported with the process.
     
    The State Department of Education reported problems this week with online assessments for students in grades 6 through 12. The department reported that testing company CTB/McGraw Hill had problems with their servers while uploading results that caused some students to get knocked off the system during the middle of their tests.
     
    State Superintendent Janet Barresi called the glitches "completely unacceptable" and says the department is working on how to remedy the problem.

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