Student Well-Being Opinion Why Cheating Increased in the Pandemic and What to Do About It
Doing the right thing is more difficult in tough times. But you can help students strive to stick to their principles.
Assessment How to Prevent Student Cheating During Remote Learning: 4 Tips
Academic cheating is a big problem in virtual learning environments, but educators can discourage and prevent it.
Assessment Prison Time Begins for Atlanta Educators Convicted in Cheating Scandal
Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson, former Atlanta educators convicted in the district's test cheating scandal in 2015, began their prison sentences this week after exhausting all their appeals.
Assessment Video The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
Eleven Atlanta educators convicted of conspiracy in one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals are just now beginning their appeals, more than two years after they were sentenced to prison. Nearly 200 educators in Atlanta public schools were caught up in the scandal, suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests, in order to boost scores. They were under enormous pressure from the federal No Child Left Behind law and from their own superintendent, Beverly Hall, who set targets even higher than the federal government. Thousands of students were impacted, and now, many years later, the district has set up a program to offer extra help to those students who remain in Atlanta public schools. We spoke with those at the heart of the case – an educator, the judge, the district attorney, and students who are about to graduate.
Assessment Mississippi Says Principal Participated in Cheating on State Tests
The Mississippi Department of Education alleges that an elementary school principal in the Clarksdale school district participated in, directed, or failed to report cheating on state assessments at her school.
School Climate & Safety A Movie Based on the Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Is in the Works
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.
Assessment Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case
A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.
Assessment Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case
Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.
Assessment Arbitrator Rules for Two Philadelphia Principals Implicated in Cheating Scandal
The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.