It wasn’t just a computer glitch that caused the state to temporarily halt the annual school test known as the MCAs. It was a deliberate attack on the system.
The Department of Education wants to know if middle school teachers were cheating on the state’s most important math test. The Prior Lake-Savage School District is investigating if some middle school teachers looked at scratch paper students used on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs).
Minnesota students showed some progress in reading on the state’s standardized tests and 11th graders did even better on the math portion, but over half still weren’t considered proficient, the Minnesota Department of Education reported Wednesday.