Believing that too much focus on test score increases might undercut claims for further changes (and wouldn't be credited to them, anyway), CPS and City Hall downplayed increases that in any other year would have been used as a moment for celebration:
Chicago test scores up, but officials not satisfied WBEZ: Trouble between the lines Sun Times Impressive gains don't impress CPS' new leaders Catalyst
Or at least that's my take. What's yours? They knew that there was widespread cheating? The scores aren't that much better, really?