Kinta test scores tossed out

Friday, June 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The state Board of Education says unusually high test scores from an eastern Oklahoma school district will be thrown out.

But board members say they won't question whether officials with the Kinta School District were responsible for changing test scores that were recorded on the 2002 Academic Performance Index.

A large number of erasures were observed on students' tests.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says the scores won't be used in the academic measurement of the district.

Kinta students had the highest score recorded in the state in 2002. They previously scored the lowest of any kindergarten through 12th-grade district in Oklahoma.

District Superintendent Mitch Girty told Garrett and the board before the decision that school administrators found no evidence of wrongdoing.