Cheating on Standardized Tests

Strange but I'd always assumed when they talked about "cheating on standardized tests" it was the kids who were doing the cheating. I had visions of youngsters with "A-B-C-C-A-D-B-C-A" multiple choice answer strings written on their arms or kids peeking over at their neighbor's Scantron answer sheet.

Of the 56 [Atlanta] schools that were examined, cheating was discovered in 44 of them — that’s more than 78 percent — and 178 teachers and principals were found to have cheated on standardized tests, according to a statement released by Gov. Nathan Deal and first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Eighty-two confessed, while half a dozen others pled the Fifth Amendment, which is an implied admission of wrongdoing under civil law.

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