LAS VEGAS – 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.