2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.507. Rules - Disclosure of information to the public - Alternative testing locations - Internet postings.

A. The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules necessary for the implementation and administration of the provisions of the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act.

B. The State Board of Education shall require school district boards of education to annually provide information to the district's students, parents of students, and the public at large about the proper meaning and use of assessments administered pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act. The Department shall develop materials and make them available to school districts regarding the Oklahoma School Testing Program.

C. 1. Students enrolled in an online course or program that is offered by a school district or charter school that is not the district of residence or is not located in the district of residence of the student shall be provided the opportunity to take any assessment required pursuant to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act or any other assessment generally required of students by the school district in which the student is enrolled at an alternative testing location approved by the State Board of Education. The alternative testing locations may be at sites that are not in the school district that is offering the online course or program or the district of residence. Alternative testing locations may include technology center school sites or any other testing location selected by the school district or charter school offering the online course or program. All alternative testing locations shall be subject to testing location rules promulgated by the State Board of Education. The school district or charter school offering the online course or program shall be responsible for any cost incurred in providing an alternative testing location and any additional cost of administering an assessment at an alternative testing location. In order to provide alternative testing locations at geographically dispersed sites, the school district or charter school offering the online course or program shall, at a minimum, provide not less than six alternative testing locations, with at least one location in each quadrant of the state and in each of the two metropolitan areas in the state. Additional alternative testing locations may be provided by the school district or charter school offering the online course or program.

2. The performance of students on any assessment required pursuant to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act or any other assessments generally required of students by the school district who are enrolled full-time in an online program that is offered by a school district or charter school that is not the district of residence or is not located in the district of residence of the student shall be reported separately by the school district or charter school and shall not be included when determining the performance levels of the school district or charter school in the Oklahoma School Testing Program as reported in the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program.

D. The State Board of Education shall seek to establish and post on the Internet a sample assessment item bank that will be made available to teachers and will allow them to create and deliver classroom assessments throughout the school year to check for student mastery of key concepts assessed by the assessments administered to students pursuant to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act. Subject to the availability of funds, the Board shall annually release assessment items and make them available to the public.

E. The State Board of Education shall post on the Internet sample assessments for each grade level and subject matter assessment administered to students pursuant to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act for the purpose of communicating expectation concerning the difficulty level and format to teacher, parents and students. The Board shall maintain the sample assessments on the Internet throughout the year and, as changes are made in the state academic content standards, shall update the sample assessments. The Board shall seek to expand the number of sample assessments items each year and to revise items as needed. The sample assessments shall reflect the actual assessments administered to students and may contain questions used on actual assessments given in previous years.

F. The State Board of Education shall implement an electronic delivery system for all assessments administered pursuant to the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act that will allow students to participate in computer-based assessments in order to expedite the delivery and use of the results. The State Board of Education shall adopt a timeline for transition to the electronic delivery system. A school district may choose to offer printed assessments by providing a request for approval and justification to the State Board of Education. The State Department of Education shall publish and make known the date by which districts choosing to offer printed assessments must make such request. In circumstances where the administration or delivery of an online or computer-based assessment has been or will be disrupted, delayed or cause problems with student participation, the Board may stop or cancel the online or computer-based assessment and administer the assessment by another means.

Added by Laws 1985, c. 329, § 6, emerg. eff. July 30, 1985. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 335, § 9, eff. July 1, 1989; Laws 1989, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 2, § 20, emerg. eff. April 25, 1990; Laws 1999, c. 356, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2003, c. 428, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 289, § 3, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 351, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2013, c. 74, § 2, eff. July 1, 2013; Laws 2014, c. 430, § 7, emerg. eff. June 5, 2014; Laws 2016, c. 360, § 3, eff. July 1, 2016; Laws 2018, c. 257, § 2, eff. July 1, 2018.

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