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April 15, 2005

H. S. English Entrance Test Contained Errors

14 students were mistakenly failed in their entrance examinations for a Tokyo high school due to an error in the English test. The examination was held in January for a "scince and technology high school" in Minato Ward affiliated with the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The error was discovered by a publishing company preparing the school's "modaishuu" (collection of exam questions). The reading comprehension section included a question which asked students to choose three sentences that matched the reading passage. There were only two correct answers. The school has said they will meet with the 14 students failed due to the error and offer them places at the school, though the new school year is already underway. They have also offered to cover the costs the students may have incurred in entering another school.

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