Study Questions Integrity of Tests
Byline: Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The newspaper examined test results for 70,000 public schools and found high concentrations of scores in school systems from coast to coast.
The analysis doesn't prove cheating. It reveals that scores in hundreds of cities followed a pattern that, in Atlanta, indicated cheating in multiple schools.
The AJC reported in 2008 and 2009 about statistically improbable jumps in test scores within the 109-school Atlanta Public Schools system. Those reports led to an investigation by Georgia officials, which found that at least 180 principals, teachers and other staff took part in widespread …
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Publication information: Article title: Study Questions Integrity of Tests. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 25, 2012. Page number: 15. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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