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Topic: "Atlanta: Tip of an iceberg? or not?"

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Topic started by: Brian Drayton on 4/3/13

Does the Atlanta "test cheating scandal" tell us something about the current assessment-driven reforms, or is it just a matter of a few miscreants? What do you think?

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posted by: Brian Drayton on 4/29/2013 9:28 am

For those who have access, the Edweek blog "teaching ahead" has a round-table about the Atlanta story (link below). The variety of voices is interesting, and I think the commonest point being made is that while almost everybody approves of "accountability," there are a variety of ways to approach this goal. No consensus on what the best way forward is, of course.
But sometimes the best is the enemy of the good -- or of the better. -the-atlanta-cheating-scandal/

Heckinger Report on teacher cheating

posted by: Brian Drayton on 5/6/2013 9:20 am

This is an interesting story of the varieties of cheating, and the varied motivations of teachers -- the picture is very complex! to-cheat-on-tests-2_5404/