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Topic - Christopher D. Cerf
"The recent wave of cheating scandals across the country has reminded us that even though the vast majority of our teachers and administrators are honest, hard-working professionals, a small handful of unethical people sometimes do unethical things," Christopher D. Cerf, the state's acting education commissioner, said in a July 19 memo to school leaders. "These actions not only threaten the integrity of our data, but worse they undermine the hard work of their students and demean the passion and commitment of ... teachers. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring potential testing irregularities."
First, he said, the Education Department will strengthen its "internal data systems" and examine test results at the classroom level.