35 teachers, administrators named in cheating scandal
Updated: Tuesday, April 2 2013, 07:18 PM EDT
ATLANTA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Dozens of educators are at the center of a school cheating scandal in Georgia.
35 teachers and school administrators from Atlanta were named in a 65-count indictment that alleges a broad conspiracy, involving changing answers on standardized tests to give their students higher scores.
The educators and administrators from Atlanta have to turn themselves in at the Fulton County Jail Tuesday.
At one middle school, 86 percent of 8th graders scored proficient in math, compared to 24 percent the year before.
A principal allegedly handled altered tests wearing gloves to avoid leaving her fingerprints.