Ricochet's post about the Georgia test scandal and the teachers being blamed reminded me of an incident I heard about last year. Tests were graded but too many students failed. The supervisor, a young ambitious person new to the job was worried the abysmal scores would cost him/her the cushy assignment.
No one knows what really happened, but on Friday, too many failed. By Monday, the passing rates had gone up remarkably. The teachers who signed off on marking had nothing to do with this change. If anyone checked, they would be responsible. Their names were the only ones on the papers.