The Mills High students who were given AP tests in conditions that broke the rules -- and who had their AP scores invalidated as a result -- won't get a second chance.
The AP tests taken by nearly 300 students at a Northern California high school -- canceled because the school broke AP testing rules for seating arrangements -- will now remain worthless after a federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by the students, parents and Millbrae's Mills High School.
The College Board and Educational Testing Service had struck the 634 Advanced Placement test results after they learned that students were allowed to sit facing each other at tables -- rules say students must be at desks alone, the Bay Area News Group reported.
The parents and schools sought to force the ETS to score the tests and pointed out that there was no proof of cheating.
However, the rules are the rules, according to Judge Saundra Armstrong Brown, who noted that the guidelines were clear. There was no immediate comment from the students or their parents.