Oklahoma school report cards suspended, student tests go on

December 18, 2020 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education has suspended the state’s school report cards, but will continue with year-end testing of students.

The board voted Thursday to suspend the school report cards because of what state school Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said is significant disruptions in instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The reality of 2020 impedes our ability to provide the public with information that can be used to compare school’s progress year over year,” Hofmeister said in a statement.

Students, meanwhile, will still take federally required tests during the spring that include English language arts, math and science for grades 3-8. The ACT or SAT will also be given to to high school juniors.

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“Our priority is to now provide schools with as much information as we can on how students may have been impacted when compared to grade-level expectations, with an emphasis on the impact to students most at risk of falling behind academically,” Hofmeister said.