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Company Accidentally Releases Standardized Test Questions

Company accidentally releases standardized test questions

For students taking the STAAR test in Texas last month, it was their lucky day when they received an email with two test essay questions and sample answers.  Pearson, which runs Texas' standardized school tests, accidentally leaked these questions to 650 scorers, according to the Dallas News

The English I test was given on March 31, 2014 and English II was given on April 1, so there is a chance the material could have aided the students in their testing, the article says. 

Dave Clark, vice president of state services for Pearson, said the mistake was on their part and it the company "regrets it."

"Assuring the highest security of test materials is of the utmost priority, and one error is too many," Clark told the Dallas News. "We immediately reviewed the matter and took swift action to help prevent the issue from recurring, including adding technological changes to further safeguard against any potential untimely release of any test item."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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