COPY-Schools cope with effect of delayed test scores

Associated Press - June 17, 2009 9:14 AM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Results of standardized tests given to 375,000 Arkansas public school students have not been posted on schedule, leaving some schools without enough information to plan summer sessions and for the new school.

In some cases, students whose low test scores would mean they'd have to go to summer school may miss the start of the summer session.

The results were posted briefly late last month for administrators, but school districts noticed errors and the scores were taken down.

Officials say the affected test scores are from the Augmented Arkansas Benchmark Exams, given in third through eighth grades; the Stanford Achievement Test given to first-, second- and ninth-graders and the Metropolitan Achievement Test, given to kindergartners.

The Education Department and Pearson Educational Measurement Services of Austin, Texas, are working out fixes to the computer problems.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

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