National investigation: Suspicious test scores in Bridgeport, Torrington

A team of investigative reporters at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has concluded that Bridgeport and Torrington school districts are among 196 districts nationwide that have had suspicious standardized test results in recent years.

The analysis of 69,000 school districts doesn’t prove cheating, the newspaper reports, but it follows a similar pattern that, in Atlanta, indicated cheating in multiple schools.

In Bridgeport, the reporters flagged the test results in as many as 10 percent of classes in the past four years. In Torrington, as many as 20 percent of classes were flagged.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors have a school-by-school breakdown.