At Least Three N.H. Schools Gave Students Wrong Version Of 'Smarter Balanced' Test

Mar 17, 2015

Students attending at least three New Hampshire Schools took the wrong version of the new Smarter Balanced standardized test, due to a labeling error in the vendor’s software.

On Monday, students at three Manchester schools – Central High School, Beech Street School, and McDonough Elementary School – gave a practice test instead of the real thing. The tests administered were for the proper grade level.

In an email to parents Central High’s principal John Vacarezza wrote the test’s vendor did not make it clear which version assessment was to be selected.  The email says other schools in the state experienced similar problems and that issue was corrected by late afternoon.

Students will have to retake the test, and a day to do so is expected to be scheduled for next week.