More cheating claims from Georgia
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this afternoon that Georgia investigators have found even more widespread cheating on the state's 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) than originally found. According to the story:
The report by a team of special investigators headed by former state Attorney General Mike Bowers found that at least 49 educators in 11 of Dougherty County’s 26 schools were involved in some testing misconduct. One teacher said her fifth-grade students could not read, yet did well on the CRCT.
In July, another stinging report by those same investigators revealed that educators in Atlanta Public Schools worked feverishly in secret for nearly a decade to turn testing failures into successes by cheating. That report named 178 APS educators, including 38 principals, as participants in cheating at 44 schools.
Read more from AJC reporters Nancy Badertscher and Jaime Sarrio here, including links to the original investigative reports.