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Company Investigates Possible Cheating in Texas

August 09, 2005 1 min read

A private company will investigate allegations of cheating on Texas state tests, after a leading newspaper in the state reportedly uncovered evidence of educators providing students with improper help.

Caveon Test Security, based in Salt Lake City, will investigate unusual swings in test scores at individual schools, according to the Utah company.

Public money will be used to pay for the work, under a Texas state contract with Pearson Educational Measurement, the Upper Saddle River, N.J.-based company that runs Texas’ state tests, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2005 edition of Education Week