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Nevada superintendent: Children are victims in test cheating scandal at Las Vegas school

Nevada's state superintendent says children are the victims in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school.

Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday at a Nevada Board of Education meeting, saying it was unfortunate that 2011-2012 test scores for students at Matt Kelly Elementary School would be invalidated.

A report released Wednesday concluded at least one adult altered standardized test answer sheets in Spring 2012, leading to a dramatic increase in test scores at the traditionally low-performing school. The probe didn't determine exactly who corrected the tests.

Erquiaga says the answer-changing happened after the tests, and students were not coached during the test as reported by a tipster.

Principal Patricia Harris, Assistant Principal Steven Niemeier and Associate Superintendent Andre Denson have been placed on leave.

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