This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
The Notebook has compiled a summary of recent coverage of the unfolding investigations of possible cheating in Pennsylvania.
Notebook coverage to date
- The Notebook uncovers a report on suspicious PSSA results commissioned by the Pa. Department of Education.
- The report reveals that a number of state and area schools had been flagged for a high number of wrong-right erasures.
- The report was unaddressed by state officials for two years.
- The School District of Philadelphia says they never received the report.
- State officials order districts and charter operations to investigate possible cheating in 2009.
- The state released the list of 89 schools under scrutiny.
- Blogger Timothy Boyle, who teaches at a flagged school, reflects on the news.
- The narrative summary prepared for the state in 2009 by the Data Recognition Corporation.
- The 89 schools under investigation for irregularities in 2009.
- An analysis of the number of wrong-to-right answer changes on the 2009 PSSAs.
Other coverage of the Pennsylvania cheating story
- Pa. education secretary orders statewide review The Inquirer
- Education secretary orders additional review of test scores The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pa. looking into possible cheating on state tests The Associated Press
- Educators accused of tampering from D.C. to Pennsylvania The Huffington Post