Incomplete math tests distributed to some NY schools (UPDATED)

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An unknown number of New York school districts this week received incomplete versions of a statewide math test for third graders, which could force some students to finish up the exam next week.

PhotoWGRZThe error appears to have been caused by a “printing issue,” a spokesman for the state Education Department said Thursday. The exams are printed at the department’s Albany headquarters.

It’s not clear how many school districts received the incomplete tests, according to Tom Dunn, the spokesman. (UPDATE: Dunn later said about 100 schools called the state to report the issue.)

The printing error was limited to one of the four versions of the exam, with each school receiving a different version. Students began three days of standardized math testing Wednesday.

“We have provided the affected schools with instructions on how to resolve the situation,” Dunn wrote in an email Thursday. “Students who were unable to complete the exam today will be able to do that during next week’s makeup period.”

The incomplete tests have been reported in various parts of the state, including some districts in the Buffalo area and the Hudson Valley.

For more, check out WGRZ-TV’s report.

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