Wichita Student Spots State Test Error

A Wichita high school student's keen eye
and intelligence has led to some embarrassment for state education
leaders.
While taking a state writing test last week, Geoffrey Stanford,
a 17-year-old junior at Wichita East High School, discovered that
the word ``emission'' was spelled ``omission.''
He pointed it out to his teacher, and eventually the mistake was
brought to the attention of state education officials.
The education department e-mailed a corrected version of the
writing prompt to test coordinators around the state. The error
slipped by a committee of more than 30 teachers from across the
state who developed the test.
Stanford has received national attention for pointing out the
mistake. He says he never expected so much notice, and he just
pointed out the mistake because he thought it didn't look right.


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