Four former Atlanta principals who led schools that had questionable standardized test scores are back on the job in administrative positions outside the classroom, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Digging Deep. In July 2011, a special state investigators’ report alleged 178 Atlanta educators either participated in widespread test cheating or should have known about it. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis in December 2008 first reported statistically improbable increases in scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test at an Atlanta school. The following year, the AJC published another analysis that found suspicious score changes on the 2009 CRCT at a dozen Atlanta schools. The AJC will continue following this important story.