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State could change student test scores after technical issues last spring

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma education officials said they’re planning to study the impact of technical problems on students’ standardized test scores last spring.

Malfunctions caused long delays and some students even had to re-take the tests.

Oklahoma’s testing vendor, CT McGraw Hill, has now agreed to spend $48,000 for an independent study as part of a $1.2 million settlement package.

Education officials said the evaluation won’t be finished until the end of August but they will not be delaying the release of student test scores, which are due out mid-month.

The department will then decide whether to make scoring adjustments based on the study’s conclusions.