Thu., February 10, 2011 10:16am (EST)

Georgia Finds Fewer Erased Answers On School Tests
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
A 2009 probe into allegations of cheating on the CRCT, the standardized assessment given to every Georgia elementary and middle school student, has led to increased scrutiny of teachers. (Photo courtesy photos.com.)
A 2009 probe into allegations of cheating on the CRCT, the standardized assessment given to every Georgia elementary and middle school student, has led to increased scrutiny of teachers. (Photo courtesy photos.com.)
A state agency has found far fewer wrong answers erased and replaced on the CRCT from a year ago in a review of 2010 test results.

A 2009 probe into allegations of cheating on the CRCT, the standardized assessment given to every Georgia elementary and middle school student, has led to increased scrutiny of teachers — especially in the Atlanta area where erasures were most prevalent.

According to a report released Wednesday by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, this year less than 4 percent of schools fell under the moderate to severe categories of concern, compared to 10 percent last year. Tests clear of concern rose from 80 percent to 87 percent.