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Standardized Test Cheating

Cheating Teachers Caused School's Scores To Skyrocket

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Clark County School District employees are on leave after a state investigation concluded adults altered the answer sheets on...

Cheating In College: Where It Happens, Why Students Do It and How to Stop It

Uloop | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Uloop

While this may or may not tell us something about ourselves and people in general, it clearly indicates that whatever is being done to stop cheating today hasn't worked.

'Sort of a Jack Abramoff Kind of Thing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.

More Parents Are Opting Kids Out Of Standardized Tests

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- While his eighth-grade classmates took state standardized tests this spring, Tucker Richardson woke up late and played bask...

How Technology Can Stop Cheating

Darrell West | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Darrell West

Testing provides a wealth of data on student performance. However, there is mounting evidence that accountability pressures have incentivized cheating and reliance on standardized tests has lessened their efficacy.

Parents Support Standardized Testing, According To Poll

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to ...

The Value of Standardized Testing

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Dr. Gail Gross

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater, but rather use the test format as a catalyst to both examine teaching pedagogy and evaluate student performance.

The Empire's Clothes

Susan D. Blum | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Susan D. Blum

Somewhere, deep in the mists of the past, there may have once been a good reason for requiring testing. But that reason seems so far beside the point that it recedes invisibly.

Cheating [Is] the System

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Victor Dorff

Worldwide, the choice is clear, if not easy: Does it make more sense to accept that the system has become so perverted that success requires cheating?

Cheating Teachers Teach Cheats

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

Cases of teachers and principals changing their students' answers after the test, or filling in the correct answers that students left blank, have made headlines in recent months.

The Cheating Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

A new General Accounting Office report demonstrates that cheating by school officials on standardized tests has become commonplace despite the use of security measures the report recommends.

Cheating -- It's Not Just for Kids

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Dorff

What we are teaching is that integrity is an acceptable casualty in the push for a better education system, and that's the wrong lesson.

What Did the Billionaires Know about Cheating in D.C. Schools, and When Did They Know It?

John Thompson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Corporate "reformers" have continued to support Rhee's test-driven "reforms" and her attacks on the teaching profession. What will they do now that there is proof that Rhee and her successors turned a blind eye to cheating?

High-stakes Testing Makes Cheating Inevitable

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The latest example came late on Good Friday when an Atlanta grand jury indicted 35 teachers, administrators and principals under laws meant to target the mafia.

Former Philadelphia Principal Details Destructive Impact Of Cheating

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 01.21.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. In July 2010, when Saliyah Cru...

Texas Education Agency Seeks $1 Million For Exam Security

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

The Texas Education Agency is asking the state Legislature for $1 million for investigations into irregularities in student tests. Education Commis...

California Strips 23 Schools Of API Rankings For Cheating

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

The California Department of Education has stripped nearly two dozen schools of a key state ranking as a result of cheating among educators and irregu...

Philadelphia Test Scores Drop With Tougher Anti-Cheating Measures

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

Following the implementation of unprecedented security measures to fight cheating, 2012 standardized test scores in Philadelphia dropped significantly...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Cheating

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It is only fair to acknowledge that our children are under greater pressure than we were, that competition is greater and their workload heavier. But the world has not changed so much that right and wrong do not have a line running between them.

New Jersey School Teachers and Principal Suspended For Helping Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Three teachers and two principals of a New Jersey school district have been suspended after being accused of helping students cheat on standardized te...

N.J. Investigates Security Breaches In Administration Of Standardized Tests

Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

The New Jersey Department of Education is investigating alleged testing security breaches in 27 school districts stemming from administration of this ...

Standardized Tests: Why We Cheat

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Why in the world would highly respected and well-trained professionals do something like this?

D.C.'s Cheating Investigation Focuses On Only One School

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

A report commissioned by DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson in March 2011 and released Wednesday said it didn't find evidence of widespread c...

Oklahoma The Latest In National String Of Test Cheating

Posted 03.28.2012 | Education

With mounting pressure from performance benchmarks on standardized tests, an increasing number of cheating scandals are unfolding across the country a...

WATCH: Ex-Schools Chief Threatens State Official Over 'Gestapo Tactics' Cheating Probe

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

A former Georgia school superintendent at two districts has been caught on tape bullying and threatening a state education official. The recording was...