- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma education officials say the testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill has withdrawn itself from consideration for a new contract for Oklahoma’s winter exams.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced Monday that the company would withdraw from the bidding process. Last week, the Oklahoma State Board of Education delayed action on the no-bid contract amid criticism over CTB/McGraw Hill’s performance on the standardized tests over the past two years.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi had recommended that the board approve the $2.8 million contract, saying that other testing vendors were not interested in the contract with the state. About 51,000 tests are expected to be given during the winter testing period.

The education board is expected to hold a special meeting soon to take up the matter.


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