Also, Atherton Asst. Principal Dorothea Alexander was re-assigned. So she's still on the payroll making the nice asst. principal salary, probably in another made up Central Office job. At least Berry had the sense to resign. If anyone takes the fall for this, it will be Berry and Alexander. The Central Office administrators who are supposed to catch this in the first place have nothing to worry about.
DeKalb DA opens investigation of CRCT scores
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The DeKalb District Attorney’s office has launched a probe into allegations of cheating on school standardized tests that could lead to criminal charges.
Don Geary, chief assistant to the district attorney, said Wednesday that state law makes it a felony to tamper with state documents.
Geary said the investigation will not necessarily be limited to Atherton Elementary, the DeKalb school that had the most extraordinary gains.
The school’s principal, James Berry, resigned after being confronted with questions about the scores. The district removed Assistant Principal Dorothea Alexander from the campus pending further investigation. “We’re looking at everything,” Geary said. “It could lead us anywhere, it could lead us only there.” He would not say who or how many people are targets of the investigation.