(Corrected from an earlier version)
An investigative report found that cheating occurred in several Atlanta Public Schools located in DeKalb County during the administration of the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).
The report, released by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office on July 5, covers 56 schools and identifies 178 educators involved in the cheating, 32 of them principals. Eighty-two of the 178 educators involved admitted their involvement, according to the report.
The schools in the report that are located in DeKalb County are East Lake Elementary, Toomer Elementary, Whitefoord Elementary, Boyd Elementary, Coan Middle School and Crim High School.
Educators confessed to cheating at Coan Middle School and Toomer Elementary School, according to the report. Also, the report accuses educators of cheating at Whitefoord, Boyd and East Lake elementary schools.
The report states that “a culture of fear and a conspiracy of silence infected [the] school system and kept many teachers from speaking freely about misconduct…There was a failure of leadership throughout APS with regard to the ethical administration of the 2009 CRCT.”
Below is the full report released by Gov. Deal’s office. A more in-depth analysis of the schools in DeKalb that were named in the report will be available in the July, 14 print edition.