14 D.C. classrooms investigated for test irregularities
Washington, D.C., school officials are investigating 14 classrooms for irregularities on standardized tests this year, part of heightened scrutiny after controversy over possible cheating.
The incidents range from suspicions that teachers helped students with their answers to an instance of a student finishing the test in 20 minutes because he recognized it from another class.
School officials also tossed out the 2010 test scores in three classrooms after an investigation found a security violation in one classroom at Noyes Education Campus and irregularities in a classroom at two other public elementary schools.
The move follows a USA TODAY report that found 103 schools — more than half of D.C.'s public schools — with unusually high rates of wrong answers erased and