A recent state report has concluded that, under pressures from No Child Left Behind, about half of Georgia´s public schools have been altering standardized test scores. This may have been going on for a decade at this point investigators believe.
Statistical analysis of sharply increasing scores shows an unrealistic trend. Those who have come forward admit to tactics from letting students look up answers, to sessions where teachers and administrators would erase and correct student answers.
Teachers involved claim to have been threatened with termination by administrators if they did not cooperate. 178 teachers and administrators that have been implicated stand to lose their license and may face charges of altering state documents.