Test security measures nixed from 2012-2013 state budget
However, it makes no sense that the NYS legislature isn't funding the anti-cheating unit properly:
Funding for statewide erasure analysis and other test security measures was omitted from early drafts of the 2012-2013 budget, meaning a major initiative by the state education department could be shelved indefinitely.
Back in October, the Board of Regents signed off on a plan to request $2.1 million in the 2012-2013 budget for erasure analysis as part of changes to address concerns that state tests were not secure. State education officials lobbied the Governor's office for the funding, but when Cuomo released his $132.5 billion preliminary budget in January, the line item was not included.
Funding for the initiatives was also left out of budget proposals submitted this week by the Assembly and Senate.
"The legislature said it's obviously not a priority for them," SED spokesman Dennis Tompkins said of the test security proposals.
by Geoff Decker, at 4:47 pm