By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
Washington County school officials say the job of ensuring students across the county are tested on the right lessons and tested uniformly isn't an easy one.
"(It's) not a simple one-day, one-week, one-month task," said Paul Bailey, the school system's director of curriculum. He said test developers have a difficult job making sure tests are fair, valid and measure what they're supposed to.
It's also important that security be built into the testing process, he said.
Over the past several months, content supervisors, department chairs and teachers have put a great deal of time and effort into developing the first four tests, covering Algebra I, biology, modern American history and 10th-grade English, he said.