City officials said the exams were not high-stakes and not required for minimum graduation requirements.
Actually the tests are high stakes - for students looking to received an advanced Regents diploma.
In any case, this is not the response you would want from an agency that is now going to issue tests twice a year in every subject - from ELA to math to science to social studies to music to art to physical education to foreign language - so that teachers can be evaluated on the local part of Governor Cuomo's vaunted new teacher evaluation system.
The response you would want is, "Oh, no! We don't know how this happened and we will work very hard to make sure it doesn't happen again!"
But that's apparently not how the Tweedies feel about these mistakes.
So much for taking responsibility for one's mistakes.
So much for accountability for NYCDOE officials.
You see, accountability is only for the little people.