The Indiana Department of Education is investigating cheating allegations involving an Indianapolis Public Schools high school teacher.
IPS has suspended Joshua Woodward, an algebra teacher at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, while the state investigates allegations that Woodward gave students an improper practice test for the Algebra I End of Course Assessment.
Though the investigation is ongoing, IPS decided to re-test all impacted students on Thursday. Students took a written version of the test, which is usually taken on computer.
"Testing is always stressful, so we know it's not going to be easy for the kids," Bewley said. "But we're hopeful, in fact, that the instruction was really good and that they do get the content."
Bewley said that IPS goes into great detail when training teachers on testing protocol, but she said they are still trying to understand if Woodward's alleged actions warrant further action.
"It could have very well, simply have been a misunderstanding," Bewley said. "It could have been unintentional. We're not sure at this point. That's what the investigation will uncover."
IPS teacher accused of providing answers prior to test