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Georgia schools may have tampered with student standardized test answers
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010 17:32 PM

There has been a great stress among educators to ensure that their students are going above and beyond in their academics. One way the government is measuring this is through standardized testing. However, the pressure for students to perform well is intensifying, and some teachers are going to great lengths to ensure that they are still viewed as important to the school system.

However, one in five public schools in the state of Georgia are coming under attack with accusations of tampering with student answers on standardized tests that were taken last year, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The news provider reports that 191 schools statewide are currently under investigation for potentially cheating. The Atlanta district alone has 58 of the schools that are accused of cheating.

"I'm concerned with the number of schools and convinced we should do a detailed analysis to get to the bottom of this," Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall told the news provider.

The news provider asked for Hall's exit following revelations that she did not release a report she commissioned that backed up the AJC's investigation about the test scores.



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