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State Testing Begins for Oklahoma Students

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Third graders started taking the high stakes, Read or Fail test today, as mandated state testing began in Oklahoma.

The much talked about test, from the Reading Sufficiency Act, determines if third graders should be promoted to the fourth grade or not.

Collinsville adopted an opt out policy for parents who did not want their children taking the test. That district joins Bixby and Sand Springs, which both adopted their policies, recently.

In Collinsville at Herald Elementary, out of more than 500 students, 4 were opted out of the testing.
"I think you have to be honest about the test, and tell the parents. I  know we've done our best not to put too much pressure on our students," said Arlin Stacy, principal.

Tulsa Public Schools says they received no formal letters from parents wishing to opt their children out.

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