Fri., September 16, 2011 10:34am (EDT)

Cheating Probe Focuses On 11 Albany Schools
By Associate Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
State officials have been trying to determine whether cheating took place on Criterion-Referenced Competency tests. (Photo By Akamasoa via Flickr)
State officials have been trying to determine whether cheating took place on Criterion-Referenced Competency tests. (Photo By Akamasoa via Flickr)
Investigators looking into whether cheating took place on standardized tests in the Dougherty County school system say they are beginning to focus their efforts on 11 elementary schools.

The Albany Herald reports (http://bit.ly/pwQ3U9) that investigators will look more closely at scores from the 11 schools as the initial phase of their investigation comes to a close and they begin the next steps.

State officials have been trying to determine whether cheating took place on Criterion-Referenced Competency tests. Investigators say they've conducted about 450 interviews in connection with the Dougherty County probe.

An earlier state investigation into Atlanta Public Schools found widespread cheating in that district.