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Some Cheating Indicators Rise On Louisiana Standardized Tests

The number of Louisiana standardized tests that were voided for excessive answer changes is at its highest in three years. But the number thrown out for plagiarism has declined.  Both types of test security lapses are considered key barometers of potential cheating. They are enumerated in a report released this week by the Education Department on how many Louisiana schools were cited for testing irregularities and other problems in the 2013-14 academic year. Key findings: