Retesting begins for Denison students whose STAAR tests were lost

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DENISON, TX -- Denison ISD is retesting students whose STAAR tests were lost by the testing company last month, but if kids can't make it this week there will be another opportunity in December.

Director of Special Programs and Assessment Brent Hoy says about 35 students showed up on Monday and Tuesday for retesting.

Several more also re-took the tests Wednesday and the retesting will continue Thursday and Friday.

Back in early June, DISD said the testing company, Pearson, misplaced 164 English I and English II end of course exams.

Hoy said, "We regret that students have been placed in this situation. We didn't want to go through this process as well. We want to be part of the solution not part of the problem. We will support the parents and the students in when they choose to take the test."

If students cannot retest this week, they can retest during the first week in December.

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