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State Tosses Out Test Results For Entire Seattle Elementary School

For the first time in the history of high-stakes testing in Washington, the state has thrown out the math and reading scores of an entire school — Seattle’s Beacon Hill International — after finding so many answers changed from wrong to right that nearly every student passed the exams.

The state isn’t calling it cheating, a determination officials say the Seattle Public Schools must make about what happened with the elementary school’s tests.

But the state will say that “significant alterations” on the tests indicate that protocols weren’t followed, which is why the scores won’t count.