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"Report on PSSA scores raises possibility of cheating
PITTSBURGH BEING INVESTIGATED ON PSSA SCORES
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Last updated: 11:55 am
Schools in six Western Pennsylvania districts, along with the state's largest cyber charter school, are flagged in a 2009 report indicating possible cheating on the PSSA.
Schools in Uniontown, New Kensington-Arnold, Connellsville, Monessen, Gateway and Pittsburgh, along with Midland-based PA Cyber, all appear on the newly surfaced report that Pennsylvania Department of Education officials say they're examining.
The data forensics report examines results of the 2008-09 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. The annual tests measure math and reading skills in students statewide in grades 3-8 and 11.
The report flags exam scores in about 35 districts, plus some charter schools. It does not assert cheating occurred, but says that certain answer patterns and erasures make the results suspicious.
The report by Data Recognition Corp. was first obtained and published this week by The Notebook, an independent news service covering the Philadelphia school district.
It's unclear whether the report, which The Notebook posted on its website, is complete. The news service reported that the Education Department commissioned the report.
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