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Missouri schools get discounted tests after 2017 slip-up


February 7, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A testing company has agreed to pay for Missouri students to take two tests this year after producing 2017 end-of-year exam results so unreliable that the state threw them out.

End-of-year exams for high school students taking Algebra I and English II were flagged last year after problems with the statewide results raised concerns.

The spring 2017 results showed decreased numbers of students scoring at "proficient" or "advanced" levels in the tests, according to an advisory committee.

The Joint Committee on Education discussed the unreliable scores Monday, askin...

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