TX company fined $80,000 in test score error
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
A Texas company that scored state assessment tests returned incorrect results for 355 students and will be fined $80,000, education officials said.
Scores in 51 districts statewide were adjusted to correct the errors, which testing contractor Harcourt Assessment Inc. blamed on a processing mistake, said state Education Commissioner Betty Sternberg on Friday.
Of the students affected, 20 may have to be retested if their results dropped enough to jeopardize their chances to graduate, Sternberg said.
The errors will not affect progress reports for the federal No Child Left Behind law, officials said.