Thousands of standardized tests in Utah are missing scores

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say thousands of standardized tests completed by Utah students this spring are missing scores.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a review released Wednesday shows at least 3,546 exams were not scored following rollout problems with the new standardized testing system with a history of glitches and security issues.

Utah signed a $44 million contract last spring with the school testing company Questar Assessment Inc. despite knowing it had issues in other states.

Schools throughout Utah reported testing interruptions that delayed thousands of public-school students from completing their exams.

Test scores are used to evaluate annual school grades, teacher performance and federal grant money.

The state has since cancelled its contract with Questar and will return to administering the federally required exams with test vendor American Institutes for Research.

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