New Bill Would Stop High Stakes Testing For Oklahoma Third Graders

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 6:28 pm
By: News On 6

State Representative Curtis McDaniel filed legislation Thursday that would repeal high stakes testing requirements for third grade and high school students.

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The new state law says any third grader who fails the state-mandated reading test, would be forced to repeat third grade.

High School students must pass four out of seven year-end exams in order to graduate.

House Bill 2734 says state testing will still be required, but the results alone will not determine whether a student moves forward in school.