Still no NCLB data

Still no DCPS-DCCAS-NCLB data for 2011.

I called  (202) 727-6436,  the number given at the bottom of the DC OSSE web page, and they referred me to 202-741-6410. The person there told told me yesterday that she thought the data would go online by close of business or first thing today. Obviously, neither of those things has happened. She just now (11:40 AM 8-2-2011) asked me to call back in an hour or so, and she would have information on whether the data will be posted today at all.

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  1. Well they have some data up but it is FUBAR. I like to check first off the percent special needs in DCPS and % low income vs. the same groups in the state overall to get a ballpark on how well the charters avoided high challenge students this year. The LEA report on DCPS shows 84,356 students in DCPS and 33,005 in the state overall. They massaged the data into incoherence. 🙂

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  2. It’s up.
    Hardy MS went down.

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    • It went up at about 1 pm. I had to work on some other tasks, and am looking at it all right now.

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  3. Guy,
    Here’s a great article on the willingness of the business execs in Atlanta to be snookered:
    Major execs invested in Hall
    http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/major-execs-invested-in-1020615.html?printArticle=y

    5:00 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011
    In February 2010, some of Atlanta’s top business leaders realized they had a problem.

    For a decade, they had aligned themselves with Beverly Hall, the superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. They willingly accepted Hall’s story line of rebirth in an urban school system. They promoted and sometimes exaggerated Hall’s achievements — for her benefit and for their own.

    State officials, though, were suggesting gains by Atlanta schools resulted from widespread cheating. Suddenly, the deal between Hall and the business community took on Faustian overtones.

    The way business leaders responded underscores their complicity in creating the façade of success that hid a decade of alleged wrongdoing, an examination by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows. Their reaction also hints at the role business executives might take in rebuilding the school district’s reputation amid Hall’s departure and a still-unfolding cheating scandal.

    The city’s chamber of commerce and another business group took control of the district’s investigation last year into irregularities on state-mandated tests. Executives at the Metro Atlanta Chamber set the parameters of the inquiry and largely selected the people who ran it. Later, they suggested ways to “finesse” the findings past the governor.

    Business leaders published opinion pieces and letters to the editor defending Hall before cheating inquiries were complete; calls for the superintendent to resign, they said, could undermine the district’s progress. And just as they had lobbied almost a decade earlier to give the superintendent more autonomy from the Board of Education, this year they sought new power for the governor to remove recalcitrant board members.

    A memo drafted by a chamber executive on Feb. 15 last year laid out the hazards that a cheating investigation might unloose: “This issue has serious implications — on Dr. Hall’s reputation and career, for the principals and administrators who perhaps let lapses occur in testing procedures, and most importantly for the children who may be missing out on critical remediation,” said the memo, obtained recently by the AJC.

    But, the document continued: “It also has implications on the business community, many of whom … are heavy investors, and on the economic development community who touts the superintendent and school board’s recent awards as best in the nation.”

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