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Top 12 Testing Snafus

Monday, June 24, 2013

The testing industry has swelled since the No Child Left Behind Act required all states to measure performance with standardized exams. With the rapid growth have come errors, large and small, including last week's scanning issues that delayed the scoring of the June Regents exams. WNYC, with the help of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, compiled a list of the top 12 testing company errors since 1999. If you know of any others worth mentioning, let us know!

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Is Finding Extra Points on Regents Tests Cheating?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

How long have state officials known that teachers sometimes find an extra point or two on their students' state Regents exams scores to help them pass? Evidence is growing that they were given repeated warnings about the practice, even as they expanded the stakes carried by the Regents exams.

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