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CRCT Investigation Report: White Elementary School
CRCT Investigation Report: White Elementary School

White Elementary School
1890 Detroit Avenue
Principal: Tamarah Larkin-Currie
Testing Coordinator: Kevin Wright
SRT-4 Executive Director: Tamara Cotman

ATLANTA -- More than 47 percent of the classrooms at White Elementary School were flagged for cheating on the 2009 CRCT, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Governor's Special Investigators said this number dropped to 22.9 percent when state monitors were present in 2010.

There was "a strong indication of cheating on a broad scale at White Elementary School." Kevin Wright, an instructional liaison specialist during the 2009 CRCT, said that principal Tamarah Larkin-Currie was the only person with access to the stored tests.

When interviewed by investigators in February, Larkin-Currie said that she believed students were responsible for the multiple "wrong-to-right erasures" found on their answer sheets. She also told the Blue Ribbion Commission that it was "a fact" that no teacher at White would cheat.

"It is apparent Larkin-Currie was out of touch with what was going on in her school," the report said. (281)

Tamarah Larkin-Currie is still the principal of White Elementary, according to the school's website.

Read the full investigation here
Atlanta Public Schools CRCT Investigation