Concerns grow over ’09 state cheating report

    Concerns appear to be growing over a report that found patterns of possible cheating from several Pennsylvania schools.

    In a story from The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, new state Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis says he is “concerned” that the 2009 report wasn’t brought up.

    The study was brought to light by a recent Notebook inquiry to state officials.

    The report, according to The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, used statistical analysis to look for highly improbable test score gains and suspicious erasure patterns on statewide results from PSSA exams.

    According to the story, the study was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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