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Independent Investigation Confirms Cheating During D.C. Public School-Administered Standardized Tests

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - An investigation into the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DCCAS) administered in 2011 has confirmed cheating in two classrooms in two D.C. Public Schools.

The investigation, conducted independently by Alvarez and Marsal LLC, cleared 58 of 60 classrooms of any wrongdoing, according to a report released by Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson was relieved the problem was not more widespread as first reported, saying, “I am pleased that this investigation is complete and that the vast majority of our schools were cleared of any wrongdoing.”

The students’ test scores of those taken in the room in which the cheating was confirmed have been invalidated.

DCPS is pursuing personnel action for the employees implicated in the investigation.

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