Two principals and three teachers of Woodbridge New Jersey are in the hot seat after getting caught helping students cheat on standardized tests for the past two years. They have not been fired but rather suspended with pay. How crazy is that? Click below to read more.
Two elementary school principals and three teachers in Woodbridge have been suspended with pay after state investigators said they helped students cheat or encouraged cheating on standardized tests last year and in 2010.
â€œWe take the quality integrity of our data very seriously,â€ state Department of Education spokesperson Barbara Morgan told WCBS 880â€²s Levon Putney on Wednesday.
Morgan said test results are not for bragging rights, but rather to gauge progress and how well schools and districts are teaching kids, and where more help may be needed.
â€œIf that information is not accurate, we cannot rely on that to be able to do our jobs correctly and at the highest level that we need to,â€ Morgan said.
â€œWe also need to identify the trends of where we need additional assistance, whether at the school level or at the state level in terms of where we can invest resources and where we might need to make changes,â€ she told Putney.
Overall, education officials said teachers do a good job and do not help students cheat.