Mar 23, 2010 9:36 AM by Associated Press

Students' writing test scores void at Colorado school

The writing test scores of about half of the eighth-grade class at a Colorado middle school are being annulled after district officials learned a teacher allowed students to practice using tests from the previous year.

Boulder Valley School District officials say 67 students at Superior's Eldorado K-8 School will be getting a zero on the writing portion of their Colorado Student Assessment Program test, known as CSAP. School officials say using CSAP tests from a previous year to practice is not allowed because some questions are sometimes repeated in other years.

School officials say the teacher made an honest mistake. The tests were administered earlier this month.

CSAP tests rank schools, measure student progress, and comply with the "No Child Left Behind" law.


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