The USA Today investigation into test score irregularities in D.C. public schools has inspired concerned parents to come forward, according to WUSA Channel 9. One parent, the mother of a student at JC Nalle Elementary in Southeast, said that her son was prodded to alter his answers until they were the correct ones:
She says her child’s teacher would tell the student to change his answer until he got it right.
“I feel they’ve been cheated I feel disappointed,” said the mother, who does not want to be identified…she is speaking out for her child and others “because it’s not fair to our children. It’s not fair of them to get pushed along to help bring the numbers up.”
Her 11-year-old has always been an honor roll student. Charts sent home from school show he scores well above the school and district average for children his age.
She tells us she wants to hear the truth but now she doubts the grades on his report car and the credibility of his teacher. She says she doesn’t trust his teacher.
DCPS said it would investigate the woman’s claims about JC Nalle Elementary School.