TAKS question changed due to allegations

March 3, 2010 2:07:32 PM PST
Students at elementary schools across Houston had a different topic to write about on their TAKS test today because of allegations that someone may have leaked the topic early. HISD and the Texas Education Agency are investigating the allegations that center around Jefferson Elementary School. HISD officials got a tip that someone may have gained access to a secure TAKS test at the school, and shared the topic on the fourth grade writing test with students, and other schools in the district.

District officials reported the tip to the TEA and changed the topic in question.