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The data showed anomalous gains at a dozen Atlanta schools. At some schools, the AJC found, the odds were greater than a billion to one that scores improved without some intervention, such as cheating. The state soon began a lengthy investigation that culminated in Friday’s indictments of Hall and 34 others at APS.
As the criminal investigation plodded on, the AJC decided to look beyond Atlanta: Was it possible that this was the only big-city school district with artificial gains on standardized achievement tests?