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Hogan: O’Malley ‘Cheated’ on National Student Tests

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan accused his predecessor, Martin O’Malley, of cheating on the national reading and math tests by not including the scores of students with special needs.

It is the second time Hogan has taken a swipe at O’Malley, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, over the test scores. On Tuesday, Hogan used his strongest words.

Maryland showed significant drops on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2015, recording declines in all four tests in reading and math for fourth- and eighth-graders. Maryland was the only state to show that type of dip in scores.

Maryland previously excluded special education and English-language learners, giving the state a score boost in 2013. By including those students in 2015 results, the state recorded a significant decline.