As the test cheating scandals heat up around the country, media attention is now increasingly focused on the issue. Viewpoints vary–from the uninformed and superficial to those that offer a deeper scrutiny on the root causes of cheating. In other words, from the stupid to the sublime. Take your pick.
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Protections against institutional cheating in NYC schools – Spurred on by cheating scandals across the nation the New York State Education Commissioner created working group to address test security. When Bloomberg and Klein took control of NYC schools, they eliminated systematic protections against cheating.
NYC drops controls to ferret out cheating on high-stakes standardized tests – Bloomberg and Klein cut spending for erasure analysis, and also reduced the number of random test monitors.
Ga. Board of Education Gives Atlanta schools reprieve – Following its own erasure scandal, Georgia Board of Ed. Signs a consent order with Atlanta schools.
Corporate school reformers engineered Atlanta cheating cover-up – Members of Atlanta’s Metro Chamber of Commerce set the parameters of the inquiry and selected the members of the initial investigation team.
Cheating report confirms teacher’s suspicions – an Atlanta teacher recounts how administrators in her school cheated, and encouraged cheating.
How many testing scandals do we need as a wake-up call? – Citing a National Research Council study and the numerous cheating scandals, the author questions the incentivized cheating that standardized testing engenders.
Don’t make education policy based on cheaters – Harvard blogger who was Michelle Rhee’s intern weighs the backlash from the DC cheating scandal.
Schools caught cheating in Atlanta, around the country – an overview of the recent wave of testing scandals, with commentary from several education authorities.
I am more than a test score – A child’s poignant plea to his/her parents. By Professor Timothy D. Slekar
The APS cheating scandal casts long shadow, all the way to Texas – Repercussions from the Atlanta cheating scandal cause former deputy superintendent of Atlanta public schools to lose her job as superintendent of a Texas school system.
Astonishing test scores bring response, ‘This is trouble’ – Waterbury chief operating officer for city schools sees trouble in soaring test scores.
When standardized test scores soared in D.C., were the gains real? – The article that exposed the massive DC cheating scandal.
Posted: 6:46PM, August 8, 2011