Parents notified, teacher reassigned following test scandal

NORWICH – Parents of a group of Norwich City School District middle schoolers have been notified that a state exam their children took last month has been thrown out due to teacher misconduct.

“I had to alert parents of a test mis-administration,” Superintendent Gerard O’Sullivan reported yesterday, confirming that notifications had gone out to the parents of students in one section who took the New York State Grade 6 Math Assessment in May.

The purpose of the communication, he explained, was to assure parents that as the scores from the assessment could not be used to determine class placements for next year, other methods would be used to make that determination. O’Sullivan said the district is not allowed to re-administer the exam.

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