- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A former Beaumont teacher has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements after signing oaths attesting to the security of student testing when she knew standardized test scores were being manipulated.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Victoria Gauthier Steward of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pleaded guilty Wednesday. The former Beaumont Independent School District teacher faces a sentence of not more than five years in prison. A sentencing date hasn’t been set.

Steward had been assigned to various roles related to the administration of standardized tests, specifically overseeing testing of students in large groups.

Prosecutors say Steward signed multiple oaths saying that she complied with testing requirements and would report any suspected violations. But prosecutors say Steward was aware teachers routinely manipulated test scores, including by changing answers.

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