Students, Parents Won't See Standardized Test Scores

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Kansas students, school districts and parents may not receive student math and reading test results that the Federal Government has students take each year because the tests were compromised by cyber-attacks.

Tuesday, Board of Education members met to discuss future changes to those state assessments.

The board voted nine to zero to withhold those state test results and now they await for approval from the U.S. Department of Education.

CETE text experts from the University of Kansas, who design and deliver the states test, say on March 27th they had what they call a "distributed denial of service" which they say means an unknown source put too much data into the testing system which inevitably shut it down and left students unable to access it.

The testing system was cyber-attacked again on April 1st. The text experts recommended to the board members to not publish any test results this year because of their concerns that the data is inaccurate.

Text experts say they will instead send out a general description of how the student did instead of their actual test scores.


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