TAKS gets at least one wrong on new tests

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Texas is one week into the TAKS era, and already there has been a snag.

About 5,000 copies of Tuesday’s third-grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills repeated the same question.

The error occurred on one of the 56 versions of the reading test distributed to students. The versions all feature the same questions but in different order to frustrate students who try to cheat.

State officials said the mistake would be taken into account when grading tests. Those grades will be important: This is the first year third-graders will be expected to pass the TAKS to move on to fourth grade.

— Joshua Benton