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USA Today examines when test scores appear too good to be true

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Greg Cizek


USA Today conducted an investigation into scores on standardized tests in six states and the District of Columbia and identified 1,610 examples of anomalies in which public school classes — a school's entire fifth grade, for example — boasted what analysts regard as statistically rare, perhaps suspect, gains on state tests.

Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, was interviewed for the story and quoted extensively.