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School Employees Reassigned Over TAKS Cheating Claims

By The Associated Press — March 09, 2010 1 min read

Two employees at a school in north Houston have been reassigned over allegations of cheating in preparations for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.

Security was tightened last week as some 4th graders took the taks.

Reports surfaced last month that administrators were investigating allegations of cheating by some educators at Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers also revealed that they were given the writing topic ahead of time.

School board President Greg Meyer called the incident at Jefferson an aberration and said procedures are in place “to take care of these.”

An audit in 2006 flagged 442 Texas campuses for irregularities, forcing the Texas Education Agency to issue tighter regulations on testing materials.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 10, 2010 edition of Education Week as School Employees Reassigned Over TAKS Cheating Claims