Friday, January 13, 2012

Educators who cheat on tests could face criminal charges

This from H-L:
The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed a bill to make it a crime for educators to cheat on any state tests. The measure now goes to the full Senate.

Senate Bill 64 would make it unlawful for educators to allow students to see test questions prior to the test, copy any test booklets, provide guidance or answer keys during the test, or correct student answers afterwards.

Any charges could be reported to a prosecuting attorney or the attorney general for investigation. Punishment would include fines of up to $1,000 and an investigation by the Education Professional Standards Board.

The bill comes in the wake of a cheating scandal in Perry County in 2010 on the ACT test. Recently, the standards board suspended the educational certificates of two employees implicated in the matter.

Cheating is already against state education rules, but there are no criminal charges attached.

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Anonymous said...

Why not extend it to students who cheat on quizes or plagerize. Hey and don't forget the parents who do their kids work for them or don't follow proper instructional methods approved as best practices.

So as our state attempts to save money by releasing drug and no violent offenders from prison, we are going to replace them with teachers.

21st Century learning scares me.

Anonymous said...

What about local principal and PSA who cheated and were reported yet nothing done?

Anonymous said...

Name the school, please. Why does everyone want to protect Fayette County Public Schools?