DeKalb County educators indicted in CRCT cheating scandal - CBS46 News

DeKalb County educators indicted in CRCT cheating scandal

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

On Tuesday, a DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted three former DeKalb County School District administrators for crimes related to cheating on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

The former administrators are Agnes Flanagan (former Principal of Cedar Grove Middle School), Angela Jennings (former Principal of Rock Chapel Elementary School) and Derek Wooten (former Assistant Principal of Stoneview Elementary School).

Statement from DeKalb County School District:

"We will respect the rights of the accused former employees while pledging our full cooperation to the district attorneyís office in getting this matter behind us," said Thurmond. "The district attorney will have access to all the data and information the district has at its disposal."

Thurmond acknowledged the swift and decisive action taken by district officials in dealing with the crisis following a state erasure analysis in 2010.

DCSD worked cooperatively with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to provide training to all employees to ensure they were aware of and compliant with testing protocols. DCSD also ensured that every student who had been potentially impacted by alleged irregularities were given thorough remedial classroom assistance.

"This district moved quickly and decisively in handling the testing crisis," said Thurmond. "We will continue to work cooperatively with legal authorities."

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