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Delayed Common Core testing results finally delivered to school district

After a lengthy delay, Nye County School District finally received its students’ Common Core test scores last week.

A total of 2,384 students were waiting to get their test scores back on the exams from vendor Data Recognition, as promised dates of July 1, July 14, July 29, and Aug. 1, came and went without the results.

Students from grades three through eight were affected by the delayed test results. The tests, which were math and English-related, were completed in the spring.

In August, the state attorney general’s office found the vendor in breach of its nearly $51.5 million contract to administer the litany of standardized tests used in Nevada when it failed to deliver test score reports in a “timely” manner to the Nevada Department of Education.

Now that the tests are in their possession, the school district will begin to distribute the results to families.

“Nye County School District has received individual student scores for Nevada’s Summative English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments administered to students in grade three through grade eight during last spring,” said Evangelyn Visser, Nye County School District associate superintendent. “Schools will be sending student results out to parents.”

Visser went on to explain that this is the first year the district has viable scores on this assessment for all students.

The district is currently reviewing the data and will present a summary report to the board of trustees at the October 25th meeting.

According to the news release, a total of 21 states, including Nevada, require third through eighth graders to complete the same set of standardized tests, known as Smarter Balanced assessments.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal contributed to this report.

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