Superintendent Beverly Hall has reassigned principals at 12 Atlanta schools suspected of widespread cheating on the 2009 CRCT test and referred the names of 108 employees to state investigators. The actions were announced at 4:56 p.m. Friday, widely regarded as the ideal time to send out news if you want minimal coverage and no pesky reporters calling with questions.
One in 10 Georgia public schools showed a suspicious number of changed answers on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state Board of Education may order local investigations and monitoring of the 2010 CRCTs to “eliminate future problems and help students who have been adversely affected by test tampering,” said Kathleen Mathers, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. We’ve got the list of schools.