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Illinois Scores Delayed Again

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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.)

Vol. 26, Issue 16, Page 20

Published in Print: December 20, 2006, as Illinois Scores Delayed Again
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