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Newspaper: States Lax on Test Security

By The Associated Press — October 09, 2012 1 min read

The federal government has no standards to protect the integrity of the achievement tests it requires in tens of thousands of public schools, and test security among the states is so inconsistent that Americans can’t be sure those all-important test scores are legitimate, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The newspaper surveyed the 50 state education departments and found that many states do not use basic test-security measures designed to prevent cheating. And nearly half the states, the newspaper found, make almost no attempt to screen test results for irregularities.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 10, 2012 edition of Education Week as Newspaper: States Lax on Test Security

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