N.J. probes erasures on public school tests

    Education officials will take a closer look at higher-than-normal erasures on standardized tests at nine public schools in New Jersey.

    The Fiscal Accountability Office will review results at two schools in Newark and one each in Orange, Woodbridge, East Orange, Bloomfield, Bridgeton, Atlantic City and Union City.


    Acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf tells New Jersey Press Media that 14 schools have been cleared of possible cheating following a preliminary investigation.

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    The state asked districts last summer to review exams where average wrong-to-right erasures were higher than normal in at least one grade.

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