Published Online: September 15, 2009
Published in Print: September 16, 2009, as Georgia Educators Disciplined Over Test-Cheating Scandal

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Georgia Educators Disciplined Over Test-Cheating Scandal

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A former DeKalb County, Ga., principal was banned from schools in the state for two years and his assistant principal was suspended for a year after the two were involved in a cheating scandal.

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted Sept. 10 to suspend the licenses of the two educators and also voted to investigate at least seven educators in three other elementary schools for their part in what state officials say was a ploy to change students’ answers on 5th grade math tests in summer 2008 to improve their scores and avoid federal sanctions.

The suspensions stem from a Governors Office of Student Achievement audit released in June that revealed the alleged cheating. State officials do not believe students were involved.

Vol. 29, Issue 03, Page 4

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