State Looks At Possible Test Cheating At Woodbridge High School
New Jersey’s Education Department is examining test results from Woodbridge High School to see if there was cheating.
The state last year began an inquiry into possible cheating on standardized tests at 34 schools because an abnormal number of wrong answers had been erased and replaced with correct ones.
Earlier this year, the state began probing an additional nine schools for various irregularities.
Education officials tell the Star-Ledger they are looking into results at Woodbridge. The officials would not say what the problem may be or if other schools are involved.
Students at Woodbridge High pass the High School Proficiency Assessment at a higher rate than students statewide.
Test results from several Woodbridge schools are under state scrutiny according to the Star-Ledger. The Avenel Street School in Woodbridge has been under investigation because tests in some grades had high rates of wrong-to-right erasure marks.Officials would not connect that case to Woodbridge High School.
In March, the state began investigations into nine additional elementary and middle schools’ standardized test scores, including Ross Street School in Woodbridge, where there may have been a testing security breach involving third graders.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.