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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Henderson: Cheating probe ‘wrapping up’

Kaya Henderson (Matt McClain - The Washington Post)
Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Wednesday morning that the D.C. Inspector General’s inquiry into suspected cheating on the DC CAS during the Michelle Rhee era — which Henderson requested more than a year ago after a USA Today investigation — is close to completion.

Speaking at Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s regular news briefing, Henderson said she met with Inspector General Charles Willoughby about two weeks ago to discuss the status of the probe. She did not describe any findings but said they would be available soon.

“They indicated that they are wrapping up,” she said. “I expect we should see some results very soon.”

The U.S. Education Department has also been active in the investigation, sparked by a USA Today piece looking at high rates of answer sheet erasures at more than 100 D.C. public schools between 2008 and 2010. The District has hired a New York firm, Alvarez and Marsal, to look at possible testing irregularities on the 2011 DC CAS.

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