Frustrated Oklahoma staffs worried about assessment plans

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi wants to calm school technology worries.

Instead, she has added even more frustration for district technology staffs.

"It's a scary road to invest money into this and then change it. It's hard to change direction in the middle of a four- to five-year plan," says Kingston technology director Bill Wolff. "We don't know where we're doing our tests."

Barresi announced on July 1 that Oklahoma would not participate in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments based on the Common Core Standards. Districts have spent the last few years preparing for the technology standards as outlined by PARCC.

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