OUSD to Probe Grading Fraud Allegations

The Oakland Unified School District will hire an investigator to determine whether administrators at a local high school altered grades in order to help students graduate.

The announcement came Thursday amid shocking allegations brought forth by two teachers from Castlemont High. They claim nine students had online class scores and transcripts altered by the administrators.

An online credit recovery program that allows students to make up credits for failed courses is at the center of the claims. EdSource reports that investigators may probe grades for all students who used the program to determine if there are any additional irregularities.

The administrators who have been accused — a teacher, two counselors, and the school’s former principal — have denied any wrongdoing.