Education A State Capitals Roundup

Illinois Scores Delayed Again

By Michele McNeil — December 19, 2006 1 min read

Illinois has encountered another problem with the grading of its achievement test. Now, results from the tests students took last spring won’t be available until at least February after the state school board discovered a problem that led to incorrect scores on the science portion of the 11th grade test, graded by San Antonio-based Harcourt Assessment. In addition, some schools gave students the wrong form, which mostly affected students with disabilities. Scoring glitches and data-entry errors have plagued the state and the testing company, delaying Illinois test results. (“Glitches, Data Errors Delay Illinois Test-Score Release,” Dec. 6, 2006.)

A version of this article appeared in the December 20, 2006 edition of Education Week