News in Brief

Ohio District Found to Play 'Loose' With Student Data

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

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

Published in Print: February 5, 2014, as Ohio District Found to Play 'Loose' With Student Data
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories