State probes testing procedures in Hopkinsville

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six employees at Hopkinsville High School were placed on paid administrative leave after allegations were made that procedures for a state standardized test may not have been followed.

The Kentucky New Era reports (http://bit.ly/18aVqAn ) that the staff members were put on three days of leave and Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill said they are back on the job.

The test is the state's COMPASS assessment, an untimed, computer-adaptive college placement test. It's given to seniors who have not met the Council on Postsecondary Education's benchmarks on the ACT.

Gemmill said based on the allegations, she does not believe any of the students' scores were compromised and she doesn't think anyone cheated on the test. The district is awaiting the results of an independent probe by the Kentucky Department of Education.

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Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com

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