Focus on standardized tests may be pushing some teachers to cheat
from Los Angeles Times
This year, some three dozen California teachers from 23 schools and 21 districts have been accused of cheating on standardized achievement tests. In the worst alleged cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets. Many accused teachers have denied doing anything wrong. But documents and interviews suggest that an increasing focus on test scores has created an atmosphere of such intimidation that the idea teachers would cheat has become plausible.
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