The State Department of Education said Friday that it would investigate reports that high school teachers in Montgomery had altered students' grades to help them pass classes. The move came after The Montgomery Advertiser reported Thursday that teachers at three high schools had changed grades to improve their schools' performance under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Teachers gave failing students high marks on fake assignments and raised semester grades by 50 points for students who completed a one-page extra-credit assignment, the newspaper reported. The Montgomery schools superintendent, Barbara Thompson, called for a state investigation.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.