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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 9:59am

State Reviewing CRCT Cheating Investigations

Updated: 7 years ago.
Allegations of CRCT cheating surfaced last year when more than 200 schools were flagged for high numbers of erasures. Now the results of school system investigations are being reported to the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. (GPB photo)

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement is reviewing reports submitted by school systems on possible CRCT cheating. The reports come after more than 200 elementary and middle schools were flagged for having too many erasures on last year’s test answer sheets.

GOSA executive director Kathleen Mathers says her office has already made some important discoveries.

"Districts have found some specific ways to strengthen the security around their testing programs, said Mathers. "In some cases districts have found evidence of testing violations or test tamperings that need to be referred and some systems haven’t found anything to account for irregularities."

Mathers says systems that can’t account for testing irregularities will require further investigation.

Systems have until May 14th to submit their reports.