Educators to revamp test standards in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma educators are working to revamp
math and reading test standards to help the state's test scores compare better with the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

The state's testing vendor for third through eighth grade tests plans to being reviewing the tests and could bring new standards to the State Board of Education in July.

State Superintendent of Schools Sandy Garrett says she thinks the bar is too low and that it's time to make tests more rigorous.

Dave Chayer of Data Recognition Corp. says a panel of 15 people for each content area will review Oklahoma's tests starting June 15.

Representatives from higher education, teachers and business leaders with educational knowledge will review booklets with questions listed from easiest to hardest.

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