State investigating accusations of Stratton Meadows teachers cheating on PARCC tests

Stratton Meadows Elementary School on May 11, 2016. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Stratton Meadows Elementary School on May 11, 2016. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Education is investigating allegations that two teachers at Stratton Meadows Elementary School helped their students cheat on state tests.

The teachers have been put on administrative leave during the investigation. An anonymous source tells FOX21 the teachers both taught fifth grade. Harrison School District 2 spokeswoman Christine Lyle said no other teachers were involved.

Lyle said a parent told the district on Friday that the teachers may have helped students cheat on their PARCC tests. The district told the Colorado Department of Education about the allegations, and they opened an investigation.

Lyle said the outcome of the investigation will determine whether the test results are voided or not.

Harrison is the only district in Colorado Springs where teachers may get paid more if their students get good grades.

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