Educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by either helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in, according to the results of a yearlong state investigation released Tuesday.
Teachers and principals at more than 40 of Atlanta’s roughly 100 public schools cheated on state standardized tests in 2009. That’s the conclusion of a state investigation whose results were made public Tuesday by Governor Nathan Deal.
The Georgia Charter Schools Commission has shut down operations.
Since the state Supreme Court ruled in May it was unconstitutional, the commission closed Thursday with the beginning of the new fiscal year.
A probe has found that more than 78 percent of Atlanta schools examined by state investigators engaged in cheating on standardized tests.
Some findings from the report were released by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.