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Lang Middle School Investigation Expands to Seventh Grade

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

CBX 11 TV in Dallas reports that the investigation into 8th grade math TAKS score irregularities at Lang Middle School in Dallas ISD has expanded to include the 7th grade reading exam scores.  The report states:

“State education officials say they have now found indications of cheating in the results of the reading TAKS taken by Lang seventh graders in April.” Read the full report here

Fortunately for the students, passing the 7th grade reading TAKS is not a requirement for promotion to the 8th grade and therefore no students will be required to retake the exam. However, the 8th grade students who retook the math TAKS and failed are currently waiting for a review board to determine if their promotions to 9th grade will stand or if they will be forced to remain in 8th grade.

Felony Charges possible in Lang Middle School TAKS investigation

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Tawnell Hobbs, education reporter for the Dallas Morning News reports that the individuals responsible for TAKS math test irregularities at Lang Middle School could face felony charges.  Read her full report here.

Dallas ISD officials are conducting an internal investigation, after which the results will be handed over to the Texas Education Agency for possible prosecution.