BOSTON (AP) — Boston and state education officials say an eight-month inquiry has found testing irregularities on MCAS mathematics tests at a Boston elementary school.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Boston Public Schools announced Friday that a probe by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concluded that scores at Blackstone Elementary School were questionable enough that they should be voided.

The department was looking into scores of MCAS mathematics test given to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in 2010.

The district said the state was not able to conclude whether the tests were tampered with or identify the source of the irregularities.

But Superintendent Carol Johnson called the irregularities “unacceptable.”

Blackstone was identified by the state as one of Boston’s 12 `turnaround schools” allowed special resources to improve.

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