Governor's office 2011 findings of APS cheating by schools

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School-by-School Reports

Adamsville Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the CRCT at Adamsville Elementary in 2009.

Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Three sections of the CRCT were administered to this single class. One of those three sections was flagged, resulting in a 33% flag rate being assigned to this school.

Beecher Hills Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Beecher Hills Elementary in 2009 and in other years. Forty-two people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Three teachers confessed to cheating.

Benjamin S. Carson Preparatory Academy
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is only statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the CRCT at Benjamin S. Carson Preparatory Academy in 2009.

Benteen Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
The principal, testing coordinator, and math coach improperly viewed the CRCT early and "tutored" failing students by giving them the test questions and answers. The testing coordinator changed answers and Principal Diana Quisenberry knew that answers were changed.

Bethune Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Bethune Elementary in 2009. Thirty people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Two teachers confessed to cheating.

Blalock Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Blalock Elementary in 2009. APS closed Blalock at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. However, Blalock Elementary was the primary feeder school into Harper-Archer Middle and former Blalock Principal Frances Thompson was moved to the principal of Harper-Archer Middle.

Bolton Academy Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is only limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the 2009 CRCT at Bold Academy Elementary and the evidence lacks sufficient detail upon which to base further action.

Boyd Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Boyd Elementary in 2009. Thirty-six people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

Cascade Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is only limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred at Cascade Elementary in 2009.

Capitol View Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Principal Arlene Snowden falsified attendance records in 2009 and in other years, and failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Cleveland Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Cleveland Elementary in 2009. Sixteen people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Cheating at Cleveland is evidenced by a confession.

Coan Middle School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Coan Middle in 2009. Twenty-one people were interviewed at Coan, some more than once. One teacher confessed to cheating.

Connally Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
We conclude that cheating occurred on the CRCT at Connally Elementary in 2009. Forty-four people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. One teacher confessed to cheating.

Cook Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Cook Elementary in 2009 and in previous years. Twenty-one people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Two teachers confessed to cheating.

C.W. Hill Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the CRCT at C.W. Hill Elementary in 2009.

Deerwood Academy
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating at Deerwood is evidenced by a high number of flagged classrooms, confessions, and witness testimony. Principal Smith knew of cheating in 2009 and failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

D.H. Stanton Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Principal Willie Davenport falsified attendance records and failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Dobbs Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Dobbs Elementary in 2009 and other years. Fifty-four people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Four teachers confessed to cheating.

Dunbar Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occured on the CRCT at Dunbar Elementary in 2009 and in other years. Thirty-three teachers at this school were interviewed, some more than once. One teacher confessed to cheating and described a schoolwide effort to systematically change students' answers.

East Lake Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Principal Gwendolyn Benton and Testing Coordinator Fran Standifer erased and changed students' answers on the 2009 CRCT.

Fain Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Principal Marcus Stallworth directed teachers to cheat on the CRCT by telling them to use voice inflection, point to answers, prompt students to erase and change answers, re-word questions, or by any other means necessary.

Fickett Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Two teachers confessed to cheating. Cheating at
Fickett is evidenced by a high number of flagged classrooms, confessions and witness testimony. Principal Anthony Dorsey failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Finch Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Finch Elementary in 2009. Twenty-five people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Three teachers confessed to cheating.

F.L. Stanton Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at F.L. Stanton Elementary in 2009. Twenty-two people were interviewed at F.L. Stanton, some more than once. One teacher confessed to cheating.

Gideons Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Gideons Elementary in 2009 and in other years. Sixty people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Twelve people confessed to cheating.

Grove Park Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating at Grove Park is evidenced by two confessions and witness testimony.

Harper Archer Middle School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Although no one confessed, the teachers, almost unanimously, agreed that cheating occurred. Cheating at Harper Archer is evidenced by witness testimony.

Heritage Academy Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is only only limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the 2009 CRCT at Heritage Elementary.

Herndon Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the CRCT at Herndon Elementary in 2009. Fourteen people were interviewed at this school.

Humphries Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Humphries Elementary in 2009 and in other years. Fifty people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Two people confessed to cheating.

Hutchinson Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating at Hutchinson is evidenced by a high number of flagged classrooms, a confession and witness testimony.

Jackson Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
During the course of this investigation, however, we became aware of possible cheating at Jackson on the 2009 CRCT. Five people were interviewed at Jackson and two teachers confessed to cheating.

Kennedy Middle School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Kennedy Middle in 2009. Fifty people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. One person confessed to cheating on the 2009 CRCT.

M. Agnes Jones Elementary
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at M. Agnes Jones Elementary in 2009 and in other years. Twenty-five peopel were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Six people confessed to cheating on the CRCT.

Miles Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Two teachers confessed to cheating. Cheating at Miles is evidenced by confessions and witness testimony.

Morningside Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
There is only limited statistical evidence that cheating occurred on the CRCT at Morningside Elementary in 2009.

Morris Brandon Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
We found no evidence of cheating at MOrris Brandon. Six people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

Parks Middle School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
District leadership knew Principal Waller was cheating.

Parkside Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Parkside Elementary in 2009. Sixteen people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Three teachers confessed to cheating.

Perkerson Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Perkerson Elementary in 2009. Forty-seven people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

Peyton Forest Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Peyton Forest Elementary in 2009. Forty-seven people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

Scott Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Scott Elementary in 2009. Forty-six people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Cheating at Scott is evidenced by a hight number of flagged classrooms and by witness testimony.

Slater Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Testing Coordinator Vanessa Jackson and Principal Selena Dukes-Walton knew about cheating. Principal Dukes-Walton failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Thomasville Heights Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred at Thomasville Heights Elementary in 2008 and 2009. Thirty-two people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Two teachers confessed to cheating.

Toomer Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Principal Tonya Saunders and Testing Coordinator Hezekiah Wardlow instructed teachers to cheat on the CRCT and the Fifth Grade Writing Test.

Towns Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Towns Elementary School in 2009. Forty-two people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

Turner Middle School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating is evidenced at Turner Middle by a high number of flagged classrooms.
Principal Karen Riggins-Taylor failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Usher/Collier Heights Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Usher Elementary in 2009. Forty-three people were interview at this school, some more than once. Three teachers confessed to cheating at the direction of the test coordinator, Donald Bullock.

University Community Academy
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at University Community Academy (UCA) in 2009 and other years. Two people confessed to cheating. Cheating at UCA is evidenced by confessions and witness testimony.

Venetian Hills Elementary
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Venetian Hills Elementary in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Five teachers and the testing coordinator at Venetian Hills confessed to erasing answers.

West Manor Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at West Manor Elementary in 2009. Thirty-two people were interviewed at this school, some more than once.

White Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating at White is evidenced by a high number of flagged classrooms. Principal Tamarah Larkin-Currie failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Whitefoord Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating at Whitefoord is evidenced by a high number of flagged classrooms. Principal Patricia Lavant failed to properly failed to properly monitor the 2009 CRCT.

Williams Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Williams Elementary had six flagged teachers in 2009, and closed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.

Woodson Elementary School
by Office of the Governor - Special Investigators
Cheating occurred on the CRCT at Woodson Elementary in 2009. Fifty-five people were interviewed at this school, some more than once. Two teachers confessed to cheating.

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