Mark Mitchell, OK.gov
Rene Launey-Rodolf, OCTP
New Service Allows Oklahoma Teachers to View Certification Scores Online
OKLAHOMA CITY – July 1, 2013 – The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) recently released a new application allowing Oklahoma Educators an online location, available 24/7, to view certification examination history on multiple platforms. In addition, the application allows OCTP to collect and monitor Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Education (CEOE) data electronically.
The OCTP Educator Assessment application was created to replace an antiquated Access database, and has compiled an all-new electronic database of CEOE scores for educators and educator candidates for the State of Oklahoma. The application will help alleviate staffing constraints needed to complete previously manual and time consuming processes.
“OCTP routinely fielded calls from schools or teachers needing a copy of their test results,” said Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation Interim Executive Director, Renee Launey-Rodolf. “The new online tool will help reduce the call volume by allowing the users to login and print off their scores themselves.”
For more information about OCTP and to access the application, visit http://www.octp.org. The online service is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).
In May 1995, House Bill 1549 established the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) for the express purpose of developing and implementing a new competency-based teacher preparation, candidate assessment, and professional development system. OCTP’s mission is to prepare exceptional educators to teach all students.
OK.gov is the Official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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