COLUMBUS, Ohio - Four more Ohio districts removed poor-performing students from their rolls, state Auditor David Yost said Monday in the final step of his investigation into a practice whereby schools attempted to improve performance ratings.
More than 70 schools or districts also had attendance reporting errors, though these didn’t appear to be purposeful, Yost said.
The four districts bring to nine the number that Yost has identified in his investigation of the data withdrawal practice known as “scrubbing.”
The districts Yost identified Monday are Canton and Cincinnati city schools, Winton Woods city schools in Hamilton County and Northridge Local schools in Montgomery County.
Yost’s top recommendation Monday was requiring the state to peg school funding on yearlong attendance figures to encourage attendance through the entire year. Now, attendance figures are based on a count in October.
“Importantly, schools that break enrollment under such a system would suffer a loss of funding as a result,” Yost’s report said.
Yost also said the state should require independent oversight of districts’ data reporting instead of the current honor system, and the state should also independently monitor transfers by at-risk students.
Honor system? In school? Trusting the education system to not lie, cheat, steal, and fudge the numbers?
I can’t wait till 2015 so I can start posting “what difference does it make” at every single lefty lib web site on the net,over and over and over ad infinitum.
CPS has a ton of problems - they continue to tout their proficient status - while the surrounding ‘Cincinnati’ school districts pull in the excellent status year after year. They waste a lot of money (taxpayer) to set up these fancy sounding (PACE) ‘enrichment’ schools/centers which also fail to get much beyond the lowest rating possible.
US schools are continuing to fall in the world standing because these people are protected from accountability by the union and the schools are about indoctrination and conformity not about core (reading, writing and arithmetic) educational standards.
The Dept of Education like it’s bastard stepbrother the Dept of Energy have on the taxpayers dime utterly and completely failed at their stated missions (much like the current administration and Congress) - and the very people who are being stolen from to support these utter failures aren’t getting a voice or a choice to end the disaster.
And it’s moving into healthcare - what a horrid disaster that is going to be.