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State probes Burbank third grade cheating report

Mercer 15534A third grade teacher at McKinley Elementary is on leave after a student reported receiving help with answers on the state's STAR exams.; Credit: Rogers Herr Middle School
Burbank school officials say a third-grade teacher has been put on leave after a student reported a got help with answers on state standardized tests.
The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Burbank Unified Superintendent Jan Britz announced the investigation at a board meeting last week.
Britz says the student told the principal at McKinley Elementary that students received help with answers on the 

2 comments:

  1. I am a parent of the only McKinley student who didn't take the STAR test this year at all, because we, as parents, decided to opt him out. Why? Without standardized testing and the pressure they place on young children and their teachers, the curriculum would be richer, teachers would teach to the student's needs not to arbitrary standards and there would be no question of cheating because there would be no reason to cheat.

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  2. I am a parent of the only McKinley student who didn't take the STAR test this year at all, because we, as parents, decided to opt him out. Why? Without standardized testing and the pressure they place on young children and their teachers, the curriculum would be richer, teachers would teach to the student's needs not to arbitrary standards and there would be no question of cheating because there would be no reason to cheat.

    ReplyDelete