Friday, June 30, 2006

Can Cheaters Prosper?

The Philadelphia Inquirer has done a great job investigating what really goes on with standardized testing in the schools. In "Education Tests: Who's Minding the Scores?" Kellie Patrick and Larry Eichel take a local cheating scandal and give it national perspective. They reveal that only about half the states responding to an Inquirer survey actually statistically analyze standardized test results to make sure there is no organized cheating. Patrick and Eichel give us examples of cheating scandals around the country and explain how the No Child Left Behind Act doesn't require states to take a more active role to catch testing shenanigans.
My thanks to loyal reader Brian Summers for the tip.


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