Published Online: January 22, 2014
Published in Print: January 22, 2014, as Districts Cited for 'Scrubbing' Student-Attendance Data

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Districts Cited for 'Scrubbing' Student-Attendance Data

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Seven Ohio districts improperly reported student-attendance data, which may have led to inflated school report cards, a state investigation has found.

The Ohio education department announced that employees in the districts "scrubbed" attendance data and test results for more than 4,000 students in the 2010-11 school year. All licensed employees in those districts will be investigated.

According to the education department, Cleveland improperly withdrew more than 3,500 students, about 8 percent of its enrollment. Cincinnati removed 130, a tiny percentage of its students, while Toledo removed 425 students, some 2 percent of its enrollment. The four other districts found to have reported bad data are Canton, Campbell, Northridge, and Winton Woods.

Vol. 33, Issue 18, Page 4

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