Schools scramble to stop cheating scandals

Falsified tests suspected in districts across nation

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In Michigan, state Department of Education officials often show up unannounced during assessments, ensuring that teachers or administrators don’t change answers.

Despite the steps that states are taking, federal involvement may not be limited to the District. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said July 18 that he has discussed the rash of scandals with the inspector general, and he “believes they are looking into them.”

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