Issues in Education: Cheating the System

CHEATING THE SYSTEM: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a detailed report about suspicious test results from schools around the U.S., based on data from 69,000 public schools. It doesn't "prove" cheating. But the paper identified 196 districts where shifts in test scores were so significant that the odds they happened without test tampering were one in 1,000; even "worse than one in a million" for some. We cringe at some of the allegations of teachers egregiously falsifying tests, highlighting the worst of how tying funding and careers to "data-driven" results can severely distort incentives.

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