Fixed? Grade inflation under investigation in Harvey

Principal, administrators at Helen Cox High suspended

Thomas Perumean
July 23, 2019 - 5:58 am

Sparked by an internal complaint an investigation into allegations of grade fixing at Harvey's Helen Cox High School has resulted in the suspension of the school's principal and three administrators.  

According to Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate says five students appeared to have benefitted from the grade inflation which allowed them to graduate.  Had their grades not been adjusted, neither would've been qualified to receive a diploma.  

It appears the students did not pass five important courses: civics, business English, biology, environmental sciences and chemistry.  After the uncovering of the grade changes the five were given exams, taken in front of certified teachers, and each passed and allowed to receive diplomas.  

Superintendent Cade Brumley stated, "Our plan was if they did not pass the proficiency test, we were going to give them remediation, and then get them to take the proficiency test again to validate their diploma.  But whenever the teacher gave the proficiency test they all passed."

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