State failed to prove that principal directed faculty to assist students during CRCT.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1547238 , Decision Date: 2015-07-02 
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A principal of an elementary school in the Atlanta Public School system was accused of violating the Code of Ethics for Educators by allegedly instructing faculty to point out correct answers to students during administration of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.  However, the Court found that the allegations against the principal were unfounded because the testimony of two former teachers that the principal had instructed them to provide unauthorized assistance to students was uncorroborated by other faculty members and colored by hostility stemming from the principal’s improvement policies at the school.