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22 March 2005: Who's cheating? (1 of 4)
The headline of an article published online on January 18, 2005 by the Chillicothe Gazette reads:
Increasing test pressures lead more teacher, school cheating.
The article states that the federal law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has "changed the landscape of education." By creating a system where access to federal money is conditional, based on a district's performance on standardized tests, the article says that NCLB has created a culture of cheating among school and district administrators.
But don't worry. Because this is the United States, where there is a will, there is a way to make money:
A group of former testing experts has turned evidence of cheating nationwide into a business opportunity. Caveon, a new Utah consulting firm, operates as testing detectives for hire by schools and health care and other industries.
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Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
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