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Errata Notice

April 23, 2013

About 3:20 this afternoon, CTB-McGraw Hill sent out an email with the subject “Errata Notice.” This probably won’t be the thing that keeps schools from making AYP, API, A-F, or whatever accountability system is in place next year, but could we get timely notification of something for once? A notice such as this is useless after the students have tested, you know.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Oklahoma OCCT End-of-Instruction English II and English III

Online Test Administration Manual

English II Writing Prompt Test Directions Clarification

Attention Test Administrators/Proctors:

The Writing Test Directions on page 9 of the OCCT EOI English Online Test Administration Manual incorrectly combine instructions for English II and English III, resulting in an incorrect page reference for students being administered the English II Writing Prompt. The directions appear correctly in the paper-pencil version of the OCCT EOI English Test Administration Manual. Directions in the Online Test Administration Manual for English II students should read as follows:

Look at pages 4–6. After you have finished planning, write your response on the lines provided in your answer document. It is very important to respond to a prompt in the correct location in your answer document. When you finish your writing, be sure to use the Writer’s Checklist on page 6 to check your work for correct paragraphing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and the use of Standard English.”

Directions for English III students are correct as printed, and require no adjustment:

“Look at pages 4–10. After you have finished planning, write your response on the lines provided in your answer document. It is very important to respond to a prompt in the correct location in your answer document. When you finish your writing, be sure to use the Writer’s Checklist on page 10 to check your work for correct paragraphing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and the use of Standard English.”

Please note that students may not write on additional paper when responding to the writing prompt. Only the text on the lined pages of the writing prompt will be scored. Please contact the CTB Oklahoma Help Desk with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thanks to @James409Jason for forwarding me the email.

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