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Cheating Scandal Unfolds

According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, award-winning gains by Atlanta students were the result of false data reporting by as many as 178 teachers and principals, making it one of the largest cheating scandals unearthed across the country.
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According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, award-winning gains by Atlanta students were the result of false data reporting by as many as 178 teachers and principals, making it one of the largest cheating scandals unearthed across the country.

“When test scores are all that matter, some educators feel pressured to get the scores they need by hook or by crook,” says Robert Schaeffer, a spokesman for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing in the article. “The higher the stakes, the greater the incentive to manipulate, to cheat.”

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