A recent article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer September 9,2008.
In this era of academic accountability, the test scores of thousands of Ohio public-school students are being left behind.
The districts they attend collected state money for their education.
They took the appropriate state achievement and graduation tests.
But their test scores were not counted in district performance data. Thats because the districts are allowed to throw out test scores-"scrub" them, in testing parlance-of students who are not continuously enrolled from October through the testing dates in March and May.
In everyday parlance, they simply disappear-at least from the calculations that make up a district report card.
This article was written by, E. Starzyk,S. Stephens, T. Ott.
Does the Painesville School System use this accounting and why? Does it matter?
R.J. Martin Electrical Contracting Co. is facing a 105-count indictment that stems from work done in the Cleveland and Lakewood School Systems. Martins web-site lists R.P. Carbone as a client. Please tell me these people had nothing to do with our schools?
Prosecutors are still investigating work the firm billed to school districts in Lake, Stark, Summit, Richland, Lorain and Erir Counties. Read the full story in Thursdays Metro Section 10/09/08 of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.