Accountability News in Brief

Georgia Schools in Scandal Face Federal-Aid Loss

By The Associated Press — November 07, 2011 1 min read
A student walks down the street after leaving Gideons Elementary School in Atlanta last week. The school, where state investigators found evidence of widespread and systematic cheating on exams, will be marked as not passing muster every year since 2001.

Georgia has revoked the federal standing of more than 40 Atlanta elementary and middle schools named in a test-cheating scandal.

The schools could face sanctions under federal law and may have to return thousands of dollars in federal money for each year they reported inflated test scores. Most had their standing yanked for only 2009, but investigators suspected cheating as far back as 2001.

The Georgia education department said the schools would be marked as not making adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The schools may have to offer extra tutoring, provide professional development for teachers, and allow children to transfer to higher-performing schools.

Five schools will have state monitors placed in them because they will have missed federal benchmarks for multiple years, and the schools will have to develop turnaround plans that outline how they will improve their standing.

A version of this article appeared in the November 09, 2011 edition of Education Week as Georgia Schools in Scandal Face Federal-Aid Loss

Events

Student Well-Being Webinar Boosting Teacher and Student Motivation During the Pandemic: What It Takes
Join Alyson Klein and her expert guests for practical tips and discussion on how to keep students and teachers motivated as the pandemic drags on.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
A Holistic Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
Register to learn about the components and benefits of holistically implemented SEL.
Content provided by Committee for Children
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
How Principals Can Support Student Well-Being During COVID
Join this webinar for tips on how to support and prioritize student health and well-being during COVID.
Content provided by Unruly Studios

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Arizona School Data Analyst - (AZVA)
Arizona, United States
K12 Inc.
Software Engineer
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association
Proposal Writer
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association
CCLC Program Site Director
Thornton, CO, US
Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Read Next

Accountability Opinion What Should School Accountability Look Like in a Time of COVID-19?
Remote learning is not like in person, and after nine months of it, data are revealing how harmful COVID-19 has been to children's learning.
6 min read
Image shows a speech bubble divided into 4 overlapping, connecting parts.
DigitalVision Vectors/Getty and Laura Baker/Education Week
Accountability State Schools Chiefs Push Biden for Wiggle Room on Accountability During Pandemic
State schools chiefs say it's necessary to change how they use scores from mandated annual tests during the unprecedented disruption created by the coronavirus pandemic.
4 min read
Image of students taking a test.
smolaw11/iStock/Getty
Accountability Could Biden Find a Middle Path on Student Testing During the Pandemic?
Waiving some portions of federal law could help the Biden administration craft a compromise on tests, but pressing questions would remain.
6 min read
President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens during an event in Wilmington, Del., introducing their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens during an event in Wilmington, Del., introducing their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts.
Andrew Harnik/AP
Accountability GreatSchools' Ratings Revamp Credits Schools for Boosting Academic Growth
The schools rating website gives heavier weight to schools that are making strong academic growth and supporting historically disadvantaged students.
3 min read