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Atlanta Schools and Test Cheating

The schools in Atlanta, Georgia have been under investigation after a state investigator revealed cheating in nearly half of the district’s 100 schools. The school is considering imposing punishments on the teachers and administrators of the schools involved.

W. Edwards Deming—the guru of Japanese manufacturing and the expert in increasing quality while reducing costs—would state that 96% of the blame belongs on the school district, rather than on the teachers. The reason is that the school district is basing its assessment on standardized tests.

Atlanta is doing what other schools across the nation are doing, namely, basing educational progress on standardized achievement tests.  As Nido Quebin, president of High Point University in High Point, North Carolina has so eloquently stated:… >>>