The New York Times: El Paso Schools Confront Scandal of Students Who ‘Disappeared’ at Test Time

POSTED: 03:27 PM MDT Oct 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:25 AM MST Mar 07, 2014 
EL PASO, Texas -

It sounded at first like a familiar story: school administrators, seeking to meet state and federal standards, fraudulently raised students’ scores on crucial exams.

But in the cheating scandal that has shaken the 64,000-student school district in this border city, administrators manipulated more than numbers. They are accused of keeping low-performing students out of classrooms altogether by improperly holding some back, accelerating others and preventing many from showing up for the tests or enrolling in school at all.

 

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 This story was written by Manny Fernandez.