Jurors in the Atlanta district’s test-cheating case have begun deliberations in what is believed to be the longest and most complex academic-misconduct trial in U.S. history.
A dozen former Atlanta educators are accused of conspiring to inflate test scores to meet federal accountability requirements by changing answers or guiding students to fill in the correct responses on a 2009 state test. If convicted, the defendants could each face up to 20 years in jail.
The trial began in August and concluded last week.
A version of this article appeared in the March 25, 2015 edition of Education Week as Atlanta Cheating Trial Rests With Jury