Atlanta to Help Students at Schools Under Scrutiny

July 14, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Students affected by an investigation of 58 Atlanta schools for possible cheating on state standardized tests will get extra academic attention when they head back to school Aug. 9.  Help will include an intensive tutoring program, frequent monitoring of their academic progress and a deliberate effort by school leaders to talk with parents and each other about what works.

Final touches on the plan are under way as the city awaits the release of investigators’ findings. That report is due Aug. 2 — a week before the new school year starts. The chairman of a panel formed to look into irregularities on state tests at city schools said in June as many as 100 employees at 12 schools may be reported for possible violations of test security procedures.

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