Teachers in three District classrooms cheated last year on high-stakes standardized tests, according to the results of an investigation released Friday morning by the Office of the State Superintendent, The Washington Post reports.

Superintendent Hosanna Mahaley said the probe’s findings show that the vast majority of the city’s school staff and students are “playing by the rules” on the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System — the standardized test used to measure student achievement and teacher effectiveness.

“Widespread cheating was not found,” Mahaley added.

D.C. test scores have come under increasing scrutiny since USA Today published a March 2011 investigation showing an unusually high number...

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