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D.C. school officials are investigating 14 security breaches by students and teachers during last month’s standardized testing, after throwing out last year’s scores from three classrooms with “evidence or a strong suspicion of a test security violation.”
Amid heightened scrutiny of the chronically troubled school system’s large testing gains, the Office of the State Superintendent ordered an investigation into 18 classrooms with a suspicious number of incorrect answers erased and corrected in the 2010 testing.
While eight schools were charters, 10 belonged to D.C. Public Schools — as did all three of the tossed-out testing rooms.
“Two classrooms had possible testing irregularities and one classroom had a confirmed case of testing impropriety,” said Safiya Simmons, a spokeswoman for acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
School officials declined to say what transpired in the classrooms. read more
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