When are students tested? 1
Retakes available, 5th through 12th grades
What subjects are tested? 1
What types of questions are used? 1
Extended written response
How are test results used? 1
Improvement of instruction
School performance reporting
Warnings to schools
Schools placed on probation
What tests are used? 1
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (grades 3, 7)
Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (grades 5, 8, 11)
Are students with disabilities exempt?
Exemptions given to students whose IEP teams determine that tests are not appropriate.
Exemptions require a parent statement.
What accommodations are available so
that students with disabilities can participate? 2
Accommodations available as recommended by IEP team.
Accommodations require state approval if they deviate from standardized testing procedures.
How are scores of students with disabilities
School, district, and statewide reports combine ("aggregate") scores of students with and without disabilities.
1 Source: PEER Project Survey to expand and update information from Annual Survey of State Student Assessment Programs: Data on 1995-96 Statewide Student Assessment Programs. (Fall 1996). Council of Chief State School Officers.
2 Source: PEER Project review of state policy documents. Documents provided by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). Information confirmed and updated by the PEER Project through direct communication with state officials.
3 NOTE: The IDEA Amendments of 1997 require that all students be included in statewide assessments.
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Special Education Services
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Contact: Darla Griffin, Executive Director
Note: There is no State Assessment Director.
Oklahoma Parent Center on Disability
Parents Reaching Out in Oklahoma
1917 S. Harvard Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73128
Contact: Sharon Bishop
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