Hundreds Of Math Exams Invalidated As Florida Hits Another School Testing Snag: Wrong Calculators
Tampa Bay Times
Adding to the growing list of miscues for Florida’s school-testing system, nearly 800 Pasco County students had their state math end-of-course exams invalidated Tuesday because proctors gave them the wrong calculators.
But in an odd twist, the mistake won’t matter for most students because of another surprise: The exams won’t count toward their final grades.
The state announced that news late Monday, saying an independent validity study of the exams required under a new state law won’t be complete in time for report cards. By law, the exams were to count for 30 percent of a student’s grade in algebra I, algebra II and geometry.