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Philly Principal, Teachers Charged in Test-Cheating Scandal

Philadelphia principal and teachers charged with test-cheating scandal

Four teachers and a principal changed student answers on standardized tests, provided answers and reviewed the questions prior to testing, PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane told CBS News. 

The defendants perpetuated the "culture of cheating" over a five-year period, Kane said. Once the cheating stopped in 2012, the percentage of students who scored well on tests dropped significantly, with fifth-grade reading proficiency dropping from 50 percent to 16 percent. Math dropped from 62 percent to 22 percent. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EduationWorld Contributor

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