St. Landry

Jun 9, 2014 11:35 AM by KATC

Some Northwest High students retaking standardized tests due to administrative error

Thirty six students at Northwest High School in Opelousas will have to retake their end-of-course standardized tests on Wednesday due to an error in the way the tests were administered.

St. Landry Parish Schools Superintendent Edward Brown confirmed that a teacher error is to blame. The retesting will cost the district $12,000, Brown said, which is typically levied on the school where the error took place.

State Department of Education spokesman Barry Landry said administrative errors in testing can be self-reported by the district or reported to the district by the education department.

Brown declined to comment on whether the teacher in question will face disciplinary action.

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