Friday, November 14, 2014

97 percent of students at Colorado school boycott tests

The war against standardized tests is spreading all across the country, and nowhere is that more evident than at Cherry Creek High School in Aurora, Colorado, where only 24 out of 877 students showed up to take standardized tests.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trial testimony: Atlanta principal admits cheating on standardized tests

An Atlanta principal testified Monday about cheating on standardized tests:

School principal Lucious Brown admitted to working with three other Kennedy
staff to change answers on state tests for two years in a row.

Brown said they vowed to keep what they did secret. “We said we wouldn’t say anything and we would take it to our graves,” he said.

The secret came out during interviews with investigators and in previous hearings and again in court Monday.

Brown, who pleaded guilty in January, is one of state’s key witnesses against former regional superintendent Sharon Davis-Williams, one of 12 defendants on trial for the scandal.