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hick guns -- SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -The school superintendent in Springfield, Mass., has taken responsibility for tests given to the district's 11th- and 12th-graders that were rife with spelling, grammatical and factual errors. Two tests given in May to about 2,600 students contained about 100 errors combined. The mistakes included the phrases "truning around" and "For God's skae," as well as a note on one test that read "This is the end of the Test," when there were two more pages. The district contracts with an outside company to develop the exams. Superintendent Alan Ingram said Monday it wasn't that company's fault. He said the district's own proofreaders dropped the ball. He said he would make sure the district does a better job of checking the tests in the future.

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  • 1. Fischbyne  |  June 30th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The superintendent is a good dog. The company responsible is named Acuity, a division of McGraw-Hill, which has long profited from saccharine history texts. Any American who has ever wondered how they were so miseducated can look to their products.

  • 2. dogbane  |  July 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am

    So why use an anti-gun propaganda photo to accompany an article about standardized tests in Massachusetts, one of the less-free states when it comes to gun-owners’ rights?

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