Testing vendor’s errors could cost Lewisville ISD

Photo by The Lewisville Texan Journal
Photo by The Lewisville Texan Journal

High school students in Texas must pass five required STAAR end-of-course exams in order to graduate. Not only are the standardized tests high-stakes for the kids, but they drive school ratings. For English I and II, those exams include multiple-choice and short-answer questions, and essays.

The Lewisville ISD believes incorrect scoring is responsible for some students failing the exams that were administered in December.

It was the scores on the short-answer portion of the tests that got the attention of Lewisville ISD administrators.

According to a memo included with the LISD Board of Trustees meeting packet, the district became concerned when scores were received back from Educational Testing Service (ETS), the state’s new vendor for grading the tests. There was a significant increase in scores of zero on the short-answer portion.

Read more from The Lewisville Texan Journal.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette is a locally-owned and operated regional newspaper and website covering community news and people in southern Denton County, TX, including the communities of Argyle, Bartonville, Canyon Falls, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Harvest, Highland Village, Lantana and Robson Ranch.

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