The Annenberg Institute's Norm Fruchter, senior scholar, is quoted in the 7/9/12 New York Times article, "At Top School, Cheating Voids 70 Pupils' Tests."
|...Norm Fruchter, the senior policy analyst at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, a nonprofit educational research and policy group, said there had traditionally been “a lot of performance pressure” at Stuyvesant High School, whose 3,300 students are admitted through a difficult citywide test. He said those kinds of pressures seemed to be ratcheting up. “The weight that we, societally, put on judging academic success and academic capacity by test results has increased enormously,” said Mr. Fruchter, whose son graduated from Stuyvesant High School in the mid-1980s. “It is only one measure, and if you load high stakes on that measure then you create pressure that will lead some kids to cheat.”|
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