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CRCT Investigation Report: Parkside Elementary School
CRCT Investigation Report: Parkside Elementary School

Parkside Elementary School
685 Mercer Street
Principal: Dr. Phillip Luck
Testing Coordinator: Clementine Shanks
SRT-3 Executive Director: Dr. Gloria Patterson

ATLANTA -- The Governor's Special Investigators who looked into allegations of CRCT cheating at Atlanta Public Schools concluded that three Parkside Elementary teachers cheated on the test.

Selena Wyatt confessed to prompting students to change wrong answers on the math section of the test, while Pelita Johnson Meredith pointed out incorrect answers to students. (303) Terance Shipman told investigators he simply reminded students to go back and review the questions they answered incorrectly. (304)

Additionally, Meredith expressed concern that some students who transferred to Parkside from other schools had abilities that did not match up with their CRCT scores. "She specifically identified students from Deerwood Academy," the report said.

Investigators concluded that Wyatt, Meredith and Shipman cheated on the 2009 CRCT and principal Phillip Luck was not aware of it. (304)

Luck is still principal of Parkside Elementary, according to the school's website.

Read the full investigation here
Atlanta Public Schools CRCT Investigation