By DAVE McMILLION
About 800 Washington County middle and high school students will have to retake the Maryland Functional Math Test because questions to the test were circulated before the exams were given, officials said.
The questions from the October test were circulated in two Maryland counties, but officials would not identify them.
State Department of Education officials are continuing an investigation into the "security breach."
"We're not privy to where it happened or how it happened," said Donna Messina, spokeswoman for Washington County schools.
Teachers who circulate questions from a test could face suspension or revocation of their teaching certificates, said Ron Peiffer, spokesman for the state Department of Education.
Teachers can use practice tests to help students prepare for the Functional Math Tests, but they cannot contain the exact questions, Peiffer said.