Published Online: June 27, 2014

Oklahoma education leaders seek new testing vendor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma education officials are preparing to solicit bids for a new state testing vendor after back-to-back years of disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for Oklahoma students.

Oklahoma Department of Education spokeswoman Tricia Pemberton said Friday the agency was drafting a request for proposals after the Board of Education voted this week to terminate the agency's contract with the state's current testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill. The company is in the second year of a five-year contract with the state.

A spokesman for CTB/McGraw Hill declined to comment on the board's decision.

Pemberton said the state paid the company more than $16 million for two separate testing contracts this year.

About 8,100 middle and high school students across the state experienced computer problems during tests this year.


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