Claremore Daily Progress

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August 30, 2013

Schools receive preliminary test scores

CLAREMORE —

Student test scores were released to Rogers County school districts this week as part of the A-F report cards, which include district grades for the state. 
The Oklahoma State Department of Education began sending scores statewide Wednesday.
Claremore school administrators are currently reviewing elementary test scores.
“It will probably take us a few days to get a good idea of how our schools did. There’s a lot of information,” said Claremore Superintendent Mike McClaren.
Districts will have a window of about six weeks to review the scores to see if any appeals need to be made. A majority of district superintendents are questioning the validity of the test results even after the exempt of scores in the category of limited knowledge or unsatifactory because of interruptions with servers.
Thousands of Oklahoma students experienced server failures in the middle of end-of-instruction testing, causing distractions last spring.
McClaren said the problem occurred because vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill was not able to handle the capacity of students taking the test at one time.
“Our preliminary scores at the end of the school year showed that our ACT composite score went up, which is good,” said Oologah Superintendent Rob Armstrong. “What we will do now is compare the prelims we received in the spring to scores now, after some corrections were made.” 
Armstrong said McGraw-Hill contacted the school district after the testing company did not receive test booklets from some of the students.
“How did we have scores for these students in the spring, and now they’re telling us they never received the test booklets? I’m interested to see what we find in the upcoming weeks,” he said.
On Aug. 20, State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced the completion of the HumRRO Statistical Investigation of Oklahoma Disruptions, regarding test scores compromised by the two days of disruption last spring.

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