Michelle Rhee, D.C. Board respond to test tampering accusations

The D.C. Board of Education has scheduled a hearing next week to address allegations officials at Crosby S. Noyes Education Campus may have tampered with standardized test scores, DCist reports.

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The April 6 hearing will look at how D.C. Public Schools, then under Chancellor Michelle Rhee, handled the allegations of high erasure rates.

Proficiency rates at Noyes rose at a much faster rate than the average for D.C. public schools and then, in 2010, scores dropped further among other District elementary schools.

"It isn't surprising," Rhee said in a statement Monday, USA Today reports, "that the enemies of school reform once again are trying to argue that the Earth is flat and that there is no way test scores could have improved ... unless someone cheated."

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