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D.C. chancellor was informed of cheating claim
Ms. Cothorne alleged in a federal whistleblower lawsuit last year that she saw a guidance counselor, an administrator and a teacher erasing students’ answer sheets on the day students took a city-issued standardized test at Noyes Education Campus. Noyes had been touted as a success story under Ms. Henderson’s predecessor, Michelle A. Rhee. The U.S. Department of Education named it a National Blue Ribbon School in 2009 after students’ proficiency in reading and math improved by more than 50 percentage points over three years.
The alleged cheating occurred during a high-pressure environment in which teachers and principals can be rewarded financially for improving test scores and fired if the scores drop.