State Education Department under fire for embargoing test scores

The state Education Department has delivered the 2018 student test scores to schools — but demanded the results remain top secret until late September.

Critics call the stalling manipulative and political, noting that the delayed release will come after Thursday’s Democratic primary pitting Gov. Andrew Cuomo vs. Cynthia Nixon.

The state could also be tinkering with the “cut scores” — where to set the lines between passing and failing — to shape the overall results.

“One can only speculate that they want to delay the release until after school has begun and they have figured out how to portray the results in a positive light,” said education advocate Leonie Haimson.

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