At their recent meeting, the Highland Community School District No. 5 issued a notice to remedy to a teacher accused of allegedly helping students cheat on last year’s standardized testing. The letter stated that while the teacher denied the allegations, no logical explanation was given as to why 11 students accused the teacher of the same conduct. The board directed the teacher to review and follow all district policies and to participate in training on implementing standardized tests.
Superintendent Michael Sutton told WGEL he was informed on Tuesday, March 4 that several students had made comments which led him to believe there may have been some irregularities in last year’s standardized testing. The district immediately launched an investigation, which is now complete and has been sent to the Illinois Board of Education for review as the school board and the teacher in question await any further action.