Georgia finds fewer erased answers on school tests

ATLANTA (AP) - A state agency has found far fewer wrong answers erased and replaced on the CRCT from a year ago in a review of 2010 test results.

A 2009 probe into allegations of cheating on the CRCT, the standardized assessment given to every Georgia elementary and middle school student, has led to increased scrutiny of teachers - especially in the Atlanta area where erasures were most prevalent.

According to a report released Wednesday by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, this year less than 4 percent of schools fell under the moderate to severe categories of concern, compared to 10 percent last year. Tests clear of concern rose from 80 percent to 87 percent.

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