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Assessment Spotlight Spotlight on Assessment 2021
In this Spotlight, dive into best assessment practices
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January 15, 2021
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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.
Alyson Klein, August 25, 2020
5 min read
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Assessment Opinion It's Time to End Timed Tests
The research is clear that speed doesn't reflect intelligence, writes Alden S. Blodget.
Alden S. Blodget, September 30, 2019
5 min read
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.
Lisa Stark, October 10, 2018
2 min read
Assessment Was the SAT Leaked? Six Questions Answered
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
Catherine Gewertz, September 19, 2018
3 min read
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.
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Tabeeka Jordan, a former assistant principal in Atlanta public schools, is led to a holding cell after she was found guilty in the school system’s test-cheating trial last year, along with 10 other former Atlanta educators.
Tabeeka Jordan, a former assistant principal in Atlanta public schools, is led to a holding cell after she was found guilty in the school system’s test-cheating trial last year, along with 10 other former Atlanta educators.
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Assessment Studies: When Educators Cheat, Students Suffer
The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 26, 2016
7 min read
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.
Denisa R. Superville, December 17, 2015
2 min read
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.
Corey Mitchell, November 2, 2015
1 min read
Assessment Are New Teacher Tests Vulnerable to Cheating?
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 20, 2015
5 min read
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.
Corey Mitchell, September 1, 2015
1 min read
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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 27, 2015
2 min read
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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 27, 2015
2 min read
Assessment Amid New Reports of Atlanta Schools Cheating, Superintendent Calls for Change
Atlanta schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says district employees must be able to report possible wrongdoing without risking retaliation.
Corey Mitchell, July 9, 2015
1 min read