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CSCOPE tests must be rewritten after online posting by activists
By Kate Alexander
Updated at 5:45 p.m.
Classroom tests used in hundreds of Texas school districts were compromised when conservative activists posted them online this week and the exams will need to be rewritten, an education official said Friday.
The 30 assessments that have been published on two conservative websites are part of a curriculum system, formerly known as CSCOPE, that activists say is flawed and biased against Christians, America and capitalism. The first 10 tests were posted on Wednesday by redhotconservative.com, while a second website, voicesempower.com, added a second batch on Friday.
Of the 700 total assessments, all those slated for use after the sixth week of school will be pulled down and changed to ensure their integrity, Moses said. It could cost up to $1 million if a rewrite of all the assessments is needed, he added.
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