Published Online: February 4, 2014
Published in Print: February 5, 2014, as Ohio District Found to Play 'Loose' With Student Data

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Ohio District Found to Play 'Loose' With Student Data

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Columbus schools played "fast and loose" with attendance data, grades, and other records, the Ohio auditor said last week in releasing findings from an 18-month investigation.

Auditor Dave Yost said his review into attendance-data scrubbing at the state's largest district showed a culture of changing the numbers and a lack of oversight by its school board.

The review covered the 2010-11 school year, and Mr. Yost said the district has since made some changes in its protocol.

Schools Superintendent Dan Good said the district was moving to fire four principals. Another 11 employees implicated in the data-changing scheme have already left. Others could still face discipline.

Vol. 33, Issue 20, Page 4

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