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School accused of cheating on standardized tests

Posted: 10:21 AM, Jan 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-28 15:21:35Z

A Mid-Michigan school is being rocked by allegations of cheating. The accusations are not just pointed at students, teachers are on the hot seat as well.

Some of them were escorted out of Savage Elementary School last week as part of the M-Step scandal in the Van Buren School District.

In a letter, state education officials say they discovered anomalies in the standardized test results. The tests were given to 3rd and 4th graders.

The scores at Savage were so high, the state says it was "highly unlikely due to chance alone."

Last December, education officials asked the Van Buren School District to conduct an investigation.

Now the superintendent says all students test scores will be un-validated.

Parents stormed a school board meeting earlier this week, claiming they knew nothing about this.

They're also outraged their children were interviewed without them knowing.

The teachers have been placed on administrative leave.