Grade-Tampering Allegations Rise in NYC

Claims of educators cheating more than tripled in last eight years.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 9:58 AM EDT
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New York City's special investigation commissioner says allegations of grade-changing and test-tampering by city teachers and school administrators have more than tripled since 2003.

The commissioner, Richard Condon, attributed the rise to the higher stakes attributed to standardized tests and to the increase in the number of schools to 1,700 from 1,200 in 2002.

His data showed that allegations of cheating rose to 225 last year from 68 in 2003.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he didn't believe that the increase in allegations meant more misconduct was occurring.

In an interview with The New York Times, he credited the ease of reporting a complaint anonymously through email and stronger whistle-blower protections. He also noted that Condon proved only a few cases of cheating each year.     
 

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