As Pa. School Assessment Tests Begin, 'Opt Out' is Some Parents' Response The tests are the primary way the state evaluates school performance. Some parents say it prevents teachers from doing their jobs effectively.
2 More Philadelphia School Principals Charged in Test Cheating ScandalBarbara McCreery, the former principal at Communications Technology High School, and Arthur Melton, the former principal at the now-closed Bok High School, are being charged with cheating on the high-stakes PSSA exams.
Defendants in Philadelphia Elementary School Cheating Scandal Appear in CourtFour of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.
Phila. Principal, 4 Teachers Charged With Doctoring Student TestsPennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.
Two Philadelphia School Principals Lose Credentials In Wake of Test Cheating ScandalThese are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
Worries Abound as Pa. Revamps Performance Testing in Public High Schools 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.
With New Anti-Cheating Procedures, Philadelphia PSSA Test Scores PlummetAfter nine years of modest increases, Philadelphia's performance on the state PSSA tests took a tumble last year.
Amid Cheating Allegations, Philadelphia School District Tightens Control on TestsIn 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.
Amid Allegations Of Cheating, Philadelphia Ordered To Scramble Its Test ProctorsWith cheating scandals in the headlines, Philadelphia schoolteachers will not be allowed to administer a key standardized test to their own students.
Rendell Boasts of PA Student Achievement Scores

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