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July 10, 2013

State’s decision sends schools back to drawing board

Ada —

Ada school officials have spent the past two years preparing for new curriculum requirements and standardized tests.

Now the news that Oklahoma is backing out of a multistate group developing new standardized tests will send school districts back to the drawing board, Ada Public Schools Superintendent Pat Harrison said Tuesday.

“We have been waiting for over a year for PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) to release testing frameworks and sample test items,” he said in an email. “Just recently we have seen some sample test items and preliminary Common Core test schedules. If we are now scrapping our affiliation with PARCC, I guess we are back to square one.”

Area superintendents had mixed reactions to State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s decision to pull Oklahoma out of the PARCC, a 24-state group developing new standardized tests. The state will work with another company to develop standardized tests. 

Oklahoma needs new tests to accompany the implementation of new curriculum standards, called the Common Core State Standards.

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