In this week’s blog post on The Courier-News’s Between the Bylines blog, I used The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s database of school district’s standardized test-score shifts over the past four years to see if teachers are cheating on students scores in the school districts I cover, Elgin School District U46 and Carpentersville-area Community Unit School District 300. The AJC’s investigation into Atlanta public schools last year uncovered the biggest cheating scandal in American history.
I’m sorry to report I won’t be winning the Pulitzer this year (not for this, anyway), but in case you’re curious…
For the rest of the story, read Are U46, D300 teachers cheating on student test scores? (Between the Bylines).
- Cheating our children: AJC’s testing investigation spurs action (ajc.com)
- Atlanta newspaper reviews test scores from across the U.S. and finds 200 districts with “improbable” scores (educblog.wordpress.com)