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Cheating investigation focuses on Atlanta schools

  • 10-12-2010
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By Kathy Lohr/NPR

In Georgia, state standardized tests that students took last year showed an unusually high number of eraser marks. As many as 250,000 incorrect answers were changed to make them correct. Parents and state officials are still trying to figure out what happened. The Georgia school district with the most problems was Atlanta Public Schools. School officials appointed what they called a "blue ribbon commission" to investigate, and it found no coordinated effort to manipulate the scores — a conclusion accepted by Superintendent Beverly Hall. (more…)

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