Tossed San Mateo Test Scores Inspire 2014 ‘There Oughta Be A Law’ Bill

MILLBRAE (CBS SF) — A new law is being proposed in California, after hundreds of advanced placement test scores were invalidated due to testing irregularities at Mills High School in Millbrae.

State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo will be joined by Assembly member Kevin Mullin as he announces the winner of his sixth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents Friday.

The event takes place in front of Mills High School in Millbrae, where the idea for this year’s contest winner originated with students and parents seeking to right a wrong that led to the invalidation of test scores on Advanced Placement exams taken by 286 students last year.

Joining Hill and Mills High School students and parents, will be Assembly member Mullin of San Mateo, who is introducing companion legislation that requires standardized test providers to release cancelled test scores to colleges when there is no evidence of student misconduct.

The scores were invalidated because some students sat at round tables, and did not face the same direction during testing.

Hill’s bill has three provisions that ensure students don’t suffer setbacks, and have recourse under similar circumstances in the future.


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