Multiple former Atlanta public school educators guilty in test cheating case

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Posted: Apr 01, 2015 2:12 PM

By David Beasley

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Multiple former Atlanta public school educators were found guilty by a jury on Wednesday on various charges involving a conspiracy to change standardized test scores in a sweeping test-cheating scheme.

Prosecutors accused a dozen former teachers, principals and administrators of erasing incorrect answers or instructing students to change their answers in order to secure promotions and cash bonuses in 2009.

All but one of the educators on trial were found guilty on at least one count, local media reported.

(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Letitia Stein and Eric Beech)