Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and District administrators have been alerted by the College Board and Educational Testing Services (ETS) regarding testing irregularities during the Advanced Placement (AP) exams at AVHS.
As a result of the testing irregularities the College Board will invalidate about 400 students’ scores and students will be given the opportunity to retake their tests next week.
The District was alerted by the College Board about the “seating irregularities” and worked closely with ETS to investigate the claim immediately. After an investigation of two testing rooms, Educational Testing Service (ETS) found that students were not seated the required 5 feet apart and not all students were seated facing the same direction, thus creating a testing irregularity.
The other testing rooms at Amador Valley High School met the seating requirements. 75% of AP exams at AVHS remain valid and will be scored as normal.
Students were told about the testing situation at school today and an auto-dialer call from AVHS Principal Dr. Thomas Drescher was sent to parents of affected students. Letters will also be sent to parents reiterating the information.
Students will be able to retake their exams next week so the results can be submitted in time for scoring without impacting students’ college acceptance. Every accommodation will be made to ensure students are able to test without distractions.
Amador Valley will hold three parent forums at the school site to address any questions or concerns parents may have. Friday, May 30th at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as well as a forum on Saturday, May 31st at 10:00 a.m.
—Information submitted by Pleasanton Unified School District