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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  All 22 of the Dougherty County Schools where Criterion Reference Competency Tests are administered are on the auditors' list of possible cheating.

Eight of the schools are in the severe category. The audit questions the integrity of tests from 77% of the classrooms at Westtown Elementary.

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement audited all the state's Criterion Reference Competency Test results.

They found evidence of cheating in three systems, including Dougherty County.

They're concerned about a high number of wrong answers that were erased and changed to correct ones, likely by teachers or administrators after the students turned in the tests.

The state doesn't plan to punish the system. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement will report their investigation results today to the State School board in Atlanta.

The state board says it's now up to Dougherty School Superintendent to determine how to investigate possible test cheating in 8 elementary schools.  State monitors must be present for future testing at the schools.

The eight elementary schools in Dougherty County named in the test cheating investigation are:

  • Sherwood Acres
  • Morningside
  • Alice Coachman
  • Turner
  • Martin Luther King
  • Northside
  • Jackson Heights
  • Westtown 

 

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