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Teachers Cheating

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.

The 5 Causes of Test Cheating Scandals: From Atlanta to Washington D.C

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Christopher Emdin

Testing scandals will continue to persist if the structure of the present school system doesn't change. Here are the 5 main problems that help nurture this culture of cheaters.

Pearson and the Atlanta School Mess

Alan Singer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

How did Pearson, which claims to have checkpoints "built into the process to ensure consistent progress in achieving school improvement goals," attempt to establish the validity of the Atlanta school district's claims for off-the-charts improvement on test scores before taking credit for the results?

Who's Cheating Whom? Atlanta Scandal Makes Us Wonder What It's All About

Susan D. Blum | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Susan D. Blum

When all that matters is test results, people will do everything they can to make them look good. High-stakes testing gives the message that the process doesn't matter -- not even for teachers. High-stakes testing puts the attention on the measurable: simple answers to simple questions.

Teacher Said Students Aced Exams They Never Took

Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

A teacher at an elite New York City school has been pulled from her classroom for giving students top scores on a mandatory citywide exam, without act...

Nearly All Of School's Upperclassmen Not On Track To Graduate

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

Almost none of the upperclassmen at an Oklahoma City school are on track to graduate following a cheating scandal that led to the school principal's r...

Union Calls For Bar-Like Teacher Certification Exam

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — Schoolteachers should have to pass a stringent exam – much like the bar exam for lawyers – before being allowed to ente...

Feds: Teachers Embroiled In 15-Year-Long Test Fraud Scandal

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests the...

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...

New Cheating Concerns At Philadelphia School Met With 'Baffling' Response

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Last spring, amid vows from Ph...

To Meet Standards, School Officials Made Low-Performing Students 'Disappear'

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

EL PASO, Texas -- During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to d...

Why Do We Cheat?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

The "cheating epidemic" is upon us. And it is everywhere. From our high schools, to our most hallowed institutions, to our venerable newspapers, to our best-selling authors. Cheaters are omnipresent. Quick -- cover your answers!

In Philly, Principals From Schools Suspected Of Cheating Got Promoted

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. In 2009, Strawberry Mansion Hi...

Florida School Teachers Helped Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The state Department of Education's investigation into the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) found potential cheating at four Florida schoo...

Report: School Officials Led Cheating, Rule-Bending 'Culture'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Officials dropped a bomb Monday night right before the opening of the academic year: They...

Educator: Teacher Helped Students Cheat Because They Were 'Dumb As Hell'

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Atlanta math teacher Shayla Smith is accused of giving students answers to state exams because they were "dumb as hell." A tribunal hired to invest...

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?

Virginia District Uncovers Teacher Cheating, Students Must Retake Exams

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Students at a Virginia school district had to retake standardized exams after five teachers were found to have given "inappropriate assistance" to stu...

Educators Sanctioned In Cheating Scandals Get Recycled At Other Schools

texas watchdog | Steve Miller | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Texas Watchdog. Principal Robert Earl Peters Jr. left the Dallas school district in 2009 as the district and sta...

Teachers Accused Of Giving Students Answers On State Tests In Exchange For Perks

Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Teachers at a Brooklyn elementary school are accused of giving their students the answers on standardized tests, reports the New York Daily News. In r...

Schools Nationwide Flagged For Possible Cheating, Some Question Analysis

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigat...

Schools Chief Resigns Over Grade-Fixing Scandal That Earned Football Star NCAA Scholarship

Posted 03.22.2012 | Education

Joe Cipp, Jr. resigned Wednesday as superintendent of the South Country Central School District in Long Island over an alleged grade-fixing scandal th...