DeKalb County Schools has reassigned 24 employees outside the classroom as a result of an internal investigation into 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) cheating.
Potential testing irregularities were found at nine schools, according to the school system.
The employees include principals, assistant principals and teachers. The reassignments are pending review by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission of the employees’ teaching certificates. One employee who is not currently certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission will also be removed from currently assigned duties.
An analysis by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement of answers being erased on CRCT tests prompted the investigation by the DeKalb school system. According to GOSA, there were an unusually high number of wrong answers that were corrected statewide, including some in DeKalb schools, the school system statement said.
The school system’s investigation included interviews, a review of the erasure audit data, an analysis comparing student performances and consideration of other data. The school system reported its finding to GOSA in August 2010.