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More (public school teacher) cheating scandals inevitable, as states canít ensure test integrity
AJC ^ | 9/30/12 | Michael Pell

Posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by Libloather

More cheating scandals inevitable, as states can’t ensure test integrity
National education policy built on test scores is undermined
By Michael Pell
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Updated: 7:56 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

The stain of cheating spread unchecked across 44 Atlanta schools before the state finally stepped in and cleaned it up. But across the country, oversight remains so haphazard that most states cannot guarantee the integrity of their standardized tests, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.

Poor oversight means that cheating scandals in other states are inevitable. It also undermines a national education policy built on test scores, which the states and local districts use to fire teachers, close schools and direct millions of dollars in funding.

The AJC’s survey of the 50 state education departments found that many states do not use basic test security measures designed to stop cheating on tests. And most states make almost no attempt to screen test results for irregularities.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheating; cultureofcorruption; naughtyteacherslist; nea; scandal; taxdollarsatwork; teacher; test
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1 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The funny thing is that schools need to show increases in test scores. If they cheat one year they’ll have to cheat even more the next year to prevent a sudden drop in scores. I guess these Einsteins haven’t figured that out.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Libloather

The funny thing is that schools need to show increases in test scores. If they cheat one year they’ll have to cheat even more the next year to prevent a sudden drop in scores. I guess these Einsteins haven’t figured that out.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 9:32:52 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Libloather

When this crap started back in the nineties, when my child was in middle school, I told people at the PTA and band parents meetings this kind of stuff would happen. Very few believed me........


4 posted on 09/30/2012 9:35:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Libloather

Really won’t make a difference after a while. Obama has already started on the path to eliminating standardized testing mandated by No Child Left Behind doing the teachers’ unions bidding. Soon there will be no standardized tests to cheat on.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Libloather
Some of the kids around here told on the teachers and principal for giving them the test answers.
(Probably racist kids)
6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:42:50 AM PDT by blam
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To: Libloather

And yet people question a conspiracy theory were unelected Democrat public workers would falsified records to show Obama IS eligible for the US Presidency.

Union thugary has resulted in the government employees we now have with no checks or balances.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 11:36:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Libloather

How do we know you’re not teaching the test???


8 posted on 09/30/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
How do we know you’re not teaching the test???

Since the test should cover the material in question, the teacher should always be teaching 'the test'.

To not do so would be wrong.

9 posted on 09/30/2012 12:37:54 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Agreed, buy there is covering the material and there is teaching the test. IMHO using standardized tests to determine success is fraught with problems. I know too many students that are brilliant on essay questions but are totally destroyed by the K type. One size does not fit all. We still are not looking at the quality of the material we are only examining the success of the machinist. Poor material makes poor products unless your a politician looking to praise those producing poor starting materials so that you can give them something to vote for you. Obamaphones are a good example. A machinist polishing up the turd he was provided as starting material, to make it look like steel, is only carrying on the process started by others. The machinist in many if not most cases can’t transmute lead into gold. A good alloy is possible if you are given good metals.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 1:02:44 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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