6/5/2007

More than 50,000 Texas students may have cheated on 2005 and 2006 high-stakes standardized tests, including the state's exit exam, according to a three-part Dallas Morning News report and data analysis. Despite the Texas Education Agency's stance that cheating is extraordinarily rare and tests are well policed, at more than 100 high schools at least one in 10 juniors' TAKS graduation tests were flagged for having extremely suspicious answer patterns. Cheating was almost four times as common in charter schools, with more than 80% of tests flagged at one school.

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