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UCSD Professors Question Methodology of Grade Tampering Audit

A group of UC San Diego professors wants investigators to reopen an audit that found grade tampering at the university's Preuss Charter School. But some people say another look at the data won't clear

UCSD Professors Question Methodology of Grade Tampering Audit

A group of UC San Diego professors wants investigators to reopen an audit that found grade tampering at the university's Preuss Charter School . But some people say another look at the data won't clear school officials of wrongdoing. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Five UCSD professors believe investigators used faulty statistical methods when they analyzed student grades and transcripts at Preuss. They also believe investigators asked leading questions when they interviewed the faculty.

But parent Maxine Armstrong says another look at the audit won't change a thing. She says students and teachers knew about the problem long before the investigation.

Armstrong : It has been talked about for a couple years now, to where I've even brought it up in the office. I'm just happy they found now instead of later, where every grade has to be affected by it.

The professors want a new group of experts to analyze at the data. Meanwhile, university investigators say they stand behind their findings.

Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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