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01.04.07

New Standards Recommended for TAKS Integrity

The Texas Education Agency is expected to adopt recommendations made today to prevent cheating on the state's standardized test. 

The recommendations by the Task Force on Test Security came in response to disclosures of testing irregularities at 700 campuses in 2005.    
  

Last month, 592 campuses were cleared of wrongdoing including Amarillo High, Crocket Middle and Sanford-Fritch Elementary schools. 

The recommendations include subjecting schools to random audits to prevent cheating.
   

The panel also calls for a systematic analysis of one-time occurrences as well as trends.
   

It includes quicker resolution when irregularities occur.

You can read the recommendations for yourself here: Task Force on Test Intergrity

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