SDE: Participation in Statewide Online Readiness Test is Required

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Statewide Online Readiness Test

The January 28, 2014, Statewide Online Readiness Test is designed to ensure that the online assessment of students will be both reliable and valid. This required test will verify that at each school testing site:

  • the correct Test Client is installed on all computers that will be used for testing;
  • the required Content Package is installed on all computers that will be used for CTB testing;
  • each computer meets the required technical specifications;
  • each computer can connect with and communicate to the vendor’s servers;
  • the school’s infrastructure is correctly configured and can support the full load of students who will be testing simultaneously;
  • the test content can be correctly displayed;  and
  • the testing client is fully operational on each computer.

This readiness test requires that on January 28th, all of the computers that will be used for assessment log into the testing site and “take” a practice test.  If the technology setup has been done correctly, each Readiness Test can be completed in about 30-45 minutes.  Schools can choose whether to have students take the practice test or have adults move from computer to computer to complete the readiness test.

Each assessment vendor will have a one hour window for their readiness tests on January 28, 2014.


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. CST – all middle schools and high schools will participate in the readiness test using the CTB test client and content (schools with students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12).

Measured Progress

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CST – all schools serving middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8) will also participate in the readiness test using the Measured Progress test client.

If your school day does not start at 9:00 a.m., you can choose to do CTB testing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Measured Progress from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Each computer that will be used for testing needs to complete the appropriate readiness test(s).

Our assessment vendors will report the number and type of devices that successfully complete the readiness test. We will use that information to certify that all of the required schools in each district have met the readiness requirements.

 Participation in the Oklahoma Readiness Tests is considered a required report under 70 O.S. § 3-104, subsection (13). 

13. Have authority to require persons having administrative control of all school districts in Oklahoma to make such regular and special reports regarding the activities of the schools in said districts as the Board may deem needful for the proper exercise of its duties and functions. Such authority shall include the right of the State Board of Education to withhold all state funds under its control, to withhold official recognition, including accrediting, until such required reports have been filed and accepted in the office of said Board and to revoke the certificates of persons failing or refusing to make such reports;