We blogged over a week ago about obvious errors in the new Kentucky NCLB test report for students with learning disabilities.
That problem, originally reported in two regional papers that only identified the issue in a single school district each, was today confirmed to be more widespread by Associate Commissioner of Education Ken Draut in a meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. That validated my quick examination of the dimensions of the problem which I outlined in the item linked above.
Draut indicates that while the problem occurred in about 10 to 12 percent of Kentucky’s schools, only a small number of schools are expected to see changes in their NCLB accountability results as a consequence.
Draut also indicated today that the exact cause of the problem is still unknown, but it does not seem to be the usual sort of computer error. Investigation continues.
An update on the current situation ran today in the Herald-Leader.