Florida standardized tests like the FSA or EOC are most often proctored by teachers. What should a teacher do if they were accused of test administration misconduct? Read on for tips from a defense lawyer for teachers.
Some test administration problems include:
Teachers will receive a certified letter from the Florida Department of Education. This letter is typically called a letter of investigation.
I always recommend that teachers not directly respond to the letter of investigation. If documents, a statement, or other information is sent by the person accused, it could be used against the educator and considered an admission by the accused.
A lawyer is necessary for district and DOE investigations. Remember when I said that any statements or submissions by an accused teacher or staff member is considered an admission? Well if it is sent by a lawyer, they are not. Therefore, if more information comes out during an investigation, the defense can change.
Yes. I work with school employees all over Florida. I have experience working with all school districts and the Florida Department of Education to successfully defend teachers and school staff facing discipline against their certificate.
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