D.C. to review high rates of erasures on school tests

Marisol Bello and Jack Gillum:

The D.C. State Board of Education will hold a hearing next week on irregularities in standardized test scores, board President Ted Trabue said Monday.
The hearing comes in response to a USA TODAY investigation that found 103 public schools in the nation’s capital where tests showed unusually high numbers of answers that had been changed from wrong to right.
“It’s disturbing,” Trabue said. “You never want to see the system being gamed.”
The board is a group of elected officials who advise the state superintendent, the District of Columbia’s equivalent to a state education department.