The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement told the state school board Thursday that just three schools were flagged as “severe concern,” meaning they had 25 percent or more of classrooms with a high number of erasures. That’s compared to 74 schools in the severe category in 2009.
In all, 189 schools were flagged, though most had low patterns of erasures. The schools must conduct investigations and report back to the state by May.
A similar analysis of 2009 tests led to a state probe revealing widespread cheating by 180 educators in Atlanta schools.