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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A state review of the 2010 CRCT's found far fewer wrong answers erased and changed to right answers.

Just three Dougherty County schools made the concern list.

Northside Elementary was in the moderate concern category, and Morningside Elementary and Radium Springs Middle School made the minimal concern list.

In 2009, eight Dougherty County schools were listed in the severe category because of suspicious erasures. Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree said Thursday there must be some erasures to clean up tests and allow students to change their minds.

"You don't want to invalidate all of the hard work because that means if you invalidate a test and you don't do what the procedures say for you to do then all of the teaching has gone down the drain and so you're going to get some of that and so I'm proud to know we're in moderate or very minimal amount of erasures," said Murfree.

Dr. Murfree voiced his displeasure with the ongoing state investigation into the high number of erasures in Dougherty County in 2009. He wants the investigation finished before students take this year's CRCT's in April.

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