Tue., July 31, 2012 3:43pm
An outside tribunal is recommending four Dougherty County teachers be suspended for 60 days without pay. These are the first cases to be considered since a cheating scandal was uncovered at the southwest Georgia school district last December. Tommy Coleman, attorney for the school board, says they are accused of coaching students through the test.
Fri., July 29, 2011 8:56am
Two principals of Atlanta schools say cheating couldn't have occurred there because state test monitors were present. The monitors were stationed at the schools, West Manor and White elementary schools, because they had been flagged in a state analysis of erasures on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in 2010. The two principals, Cheryl Twyman and Tamarah Larkin-Currie, were among 178 Atlanta Public Schools employees named in a state report into cheating on the 2009 CRCT.
Mon., April 18, 2011 3:17pm
Some Georgia schools have added security measures for a high-stakes test this month. Students statewide are taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state is sending test monitors into schools previously suspected in cheating scandals. Atlanta schools have the most serious charges and security.
Tue., October 12, 2010 3:58am
Last year's standardized tests in Georgia showed an unusually high number of eraser marks, prompting allegations of widespread cheating in Georgia's public schools. More than 50 schools in Atlanta were flagged for cheating. Official investigations are under way, as parents and state officials try to figure out what happened.
Mon., September 27, 2010 9:23am
Atlanta's public schools are under investigation to determine if fraud was committed by boosting scores on standardized tests.
Wed., August 18, 2010 3:12pm
Gov. Sonny Perdue is launching a special investigation into cheating allegations in two Georgia school districts. Perdue announced Wednesday that he is unhappy with what he called "woefully inadequate" internal probes by the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems. The investigations followed a statewide review of all standardized tests taken by first- through eighth-graders in spring 2009 showing unusual numbers of erasures on tests.
Thu., February 25, 2010 2:25pm
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement says it will audit standardize
Fri., February 19, 2010 4:26pm
Governor Perdue’s bills to make cheating on state academic tests a crime ha
Thu., February 11, 2010 5:18pm
School systems across the state are beginning to respond to evidence of pos
Sat., August 22, 2009 9:42am
Atlanta Public Schools challenges a state audit that found evidence of chea