State Education Board Hears Appeals Over Tests

Aug 3, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education is hearing appeals over state-mandated End of Instruction tests.

The board is hearing appeals Friday from students who did not pass the required number of tests in order to receive their high school diploma.

Beginning this year, high school seniors are required to score proficient in four of seven subjects to receive their diploma.

Board staff has recommended one student receive a waiver and be granted a diploma and that a second be denied a waiver. A third student's case is recommended for dismissal.

Department spokesman Damon Gardenhire said the reason for the dismissal wasn't immediately known, but said the student may have scored proficient on all the required tests after filing an appeal.