SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Hundreds of Scripps Ranch High School students began re-taking advanced placement exams Monday after a federal judge ruled the original scores invalid over concerns the students may have had an unfair advantage.
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-0 to take legal action against the College Board, which oversees the exams.
The College Board said it was invalidating AP tests taken at Scripps Ranch High because the arrangement of chairs violated the testing rules.
Students were seated too close together and they also used privacy partitions during testing which are banned. The school said that they weren’t told about the protocol changes until two days before the testing.
The College Board did not claim any students cheated on the exams, which can gain students college credits by meeting the requirements for certain subjects.
The school said that there will be new test proctors on site. Students will be allowed to retake the tests again in August.
Full refunds will be issued to those who don’t retake their tests, and free preparatory sessions led by volunteer teachers will be offered.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
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Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
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Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
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