Failing The Tests
Tulsa World - Online
Sep 5, 12:00 AM
Oklahoma school testing plagued with errors, delays
Every spring, students in grades 3-12 take Oklahoma's standardized tests in a variety of subjects. Companies holding multimillion-dollar contracts with the state are responsible for developing, administering and scoring the exams. They also must analyze the results. State schools Superintendent Janet Barresi announced last week that errors were made by the testing company Pearson Education Inc. when calculating school and district accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.