UPDATE 5/5/15: According to the OSDE, ELA tests for 6th through 11th graders, including the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests and English II and III End-Of-Instruction tests, were affected by the omission of instructions from the test administrator script which should have told students to click the tab labeled 2 at the top of the screen to see the second passage on some sections.
Students who believe they were adversely affected by this omission may ask to take the equivalent test. After obtaining parental permission, districts can then invalidate the operational test and give the student the equivalent test. The equivalent test score will stand on place of the original.
Students and teachers across the state discovered that key instructions were missing from the 6th and 7th grade reading test. I reported last week that some of my students were confused because instructions explaining that some questions had multiple reading passages, and how to access the additional reading were missing from the test administrator script.
Newson6.com has today reported that the state department is now giving some Oklahoma students an opportunity to retake the test after instructions to continue to the next section of the test were left out.
It’s unclear if this is in reference to the aforementioned error, or if this is a new one. Read more below:
The state Department of Education is giving Oklahoma sixth graders the option to retake their state reading test.
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma graduate student, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.