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Teacher faces retraining, was accused of giving test answers

June 27, 2019

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teacher who was accused of coaching and instructing students while they were taking the statewide assessment test in language arts must take mandatory retraining on the proper administration of the tests.

Exeter District Superintendent David Ryan said in a statement Thursday the school district found there was “some minor deviation” from required testing procedures at Newfields Elementary School. The district investigated whether the teacher had coached students. He said the teacher’s been disciplined in accordance with the district’s “progressive discipline policy.”

Ryan also said all faculty and administration at the school will be retrained on the proper administration of statewide standardized tests.

The teacher had been placed on paid administrative leave earlier this year, pending the outcome of the state’s investigation and the district’s own internal investigation.

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