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Ohio Auditor Investigates Grade Changing

Cheating appears to have taken an unusual form in Columbus schools. A study of computer logs undertaken by The Columbus Dispatch uncovered instances of district employees changing student letter grades some 5,300 times over the course of one year, all in an attempt to “scrub” the data in order to meet state and federal achievement metrics.

The most active in the grade-changing game was Stanley K. Pyle, the assistant principal at Marion-Franklin High School who used the system 495 times to swap grades, mostly from Fs to Ds. That accounts for 9% of all failing-to-passing grade changes for the entire 2010-11 academic year.

Read the full commentary from Education News here.

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