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

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Greg Cizek

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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.