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TEA finds serious irregularity in how one TAKS test was administered at Central HS in April 2012
The Texas Education Agency has found a serious irregularity in the way one teacher at Central Medical Magnet High School administered the TAKS test in the spring of last year.
Dr. Timothy Chargois revealed the information during a news conference this afternoon.
Click here to read the letter the TEA sent to BISD addressing the testing irregularity
A teacher reported that another teacher demonstrated how to use a calculator to solve problems, wrote in students' test booklets and provided answers.
Dr. Chargois says the accused teacher was a substitute.
According to a TEA letter to the district the teacher said she was providing the quote "required oral accommodations for the test".
But the investigation showed the student did not need that kind of help.
The state concluded the substitute teacher provided unallowable assistance to at least one student.
Doctor Chargois says both of those teachers are no longer working in the district.
That was the only incident the TEA found.
The agency isn't finished looking into claims of cheating. Doctor Chargois says the TEA hopes to finish before school starts August 26th.
Dr. Chargois highlighted the fact the TEA has not found that any widespread cheating took place in the district.
He says he won't tolerate any cheating. He plans to put in place what he considers "more effective" test training for teachers to prevent cheating from taking place.
He even discussed having teachers sign ethics statements.