Thu., November 12, 2009 6:41pm (EST)

Teachers Banned For A Year
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Four teachers were banned for a year Thursday for cheating.  (photo courtesy Sharat Ganapati)
Four teachers were banned for a year Thursday for cheating. (photo courtesy Sharat Ganapati)
Banned for a year. That’s the punishment handed down Thursday to four Georgia educators.

The punishment for the Glynn County teachers comes after a cheating scandal uncovered earlier this year by a state audit.

Auditors found an unusual number of erased wrong answers and filled-in right answers at four schools’ 2008 5th-grade math standardized tests.

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission got involved and found that educators in those counties had corrected the students’ answers to boost the schools standing under federal standards.

And on Thursday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, the Commission punished four offenders.

Two DeKalb county educators have already been sanctioned, and eight more are under investigation.

And more schools face scrutiny by the commission.

The state has thrown out the suspicious test scores.