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Georgia Educators Disciplined Over Test-Cheating Scandal

By The Associated Press — September 15, 2009 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the September 16, 2009 edition of Education Week