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OKLAHOMA CITY – 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, the Oklahoma Common Core test and other state mandated tests were halted due to disruptions in the testing system provided by CBT/McGraw-Hill.

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

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

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

He wants to know how much it affected students and how much it cost taxpayers.

School districts have until Aug. 29 to reply to the Attorney General’s request.