These are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is in the process of rolling out new exams for high school students that will become a graduation requirement by 2017.
After nine years of modest increases, Philadelphia’s performance on the state PSSA tests took a tumble last year.
In the wake of allegations of cheating on standardized tests, the School District of Philadelphia is taking additional steps to make sure next week’s PSSA exams are on the up-and-up.
With cheating scandals in the headlines, Philadelphia schoolteachers will not be allowed to administer a key standardized test to their own students.
Governor Rendell is crowing about the final round of student achievement tests during his eight years in office.