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State Superintendent to seek damages for testing glitches

State Superintendent to seek damages for testing glitches

CREATED Apr 23, 2014

OKC, Okla. (KFAQ) A second year of glitches at the start of state standardized testing have led to frustration, not just on the part of students and teachers, but state officials as well.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi says the problems were seen statewide.  "It was virtually a statewide issue.  Some kids that originally got on were able to complete some tests, but at a particular hour, there was essentially a statewide disruption" said Barresi.

Speaking on KFAQ's Pat Campbell Show this morning, Barresi said she has demanded that the CEO of CTB/McGraw-Hill, the testing vendor, meet with the State Board of Education to explain the issues.  That meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

Barresi stated "I'm turning this over to Attorney General Scott Pruitt after this is done.  Attorney General Pruitt will be very aggressive, he was aggressive the first time.  He's outraged as well."

She says they will be pursuing damages that have resulted from the disruptions which could be in excess of a quarter of a million dollars.