Attorney general takes a closer look at standardized testing malfunctions

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OKLAHOMA CITY- State testing is under scrutiny and the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has launched an investigation into disruptions with the state’s computerized school testing.

For the second year in a row, OCCT tests and other state mandated tests were halted due to disruptions in the testing system provided by CBT/ McGraw-Hill.

On Monday, Attorney General Scott Pruitt sent letters to school superintendents asking for each district to give a detailed report on the problems they faced during testing.

In his letter, Pruitt says, “multiple failures on the part of the vendor” resulted in “non-performance under the contract.”

Pruitt says he wants accountability and potential damages from the vendor because of the disruptions.

Districts have until Aug. 29 to reply to the request.