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Ky. Education Officials Find 200-Plus Violations on Tests

By The Associated Press — August 30, 2016 1 min read

Kentucky officials have determined that 241 testing violations occurred on required statewide tests for the 2014-15 school year.

A state education department spokeswoman said most violations involved procedural errors, not intentional efforts to cheat. Investigators found that students in the Anchorage Independent district were allowed to use dictionaries during tests. In Grant County, investigators determined that a teacher let students use protractors, which aren’t allowed during testing.

As a result of the investigation, officials lowered the tests scores of 48 students and changed the scores of 44 others to zero. About 216 educators have also been required to have extra training.

A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 2016 edition of Education Week as Ky. Education Officials Find 200-Plus Violations on Tests