Okla. standardized testing interrupted by glitches again
Standardized testing for Oklahoma students was disrupted by technical problems for the second consecutive year, prompting the suspension of all online testing Monday.
State Superintendent Janet Barresi directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill to suspend its testing after disruptions for students taking high school end-of-instruction exams and tests in grades six through eight.
Problems included computers moving very slowly or freezing altogether
A similar glitch stalled testing last year in Indiana and other states, including Oklahoma.
CTB/McGraw Hill issued a statement Monday evening saying "a network service interruption" affected some schools that use the tests. The company said the problem was identified and corrected within three hours.
Districts were told to allow students who successfully accessed the tests to complete them, but to suspend online testing for students who had not started.
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