PA school grading data complaints prompts delay

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 27, 2013 3:13 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania education officials are delaying the release of performance scores for all 3,200 traditional, charter, cyber and technical schools following complaints about technical errors that resulted in many tests not being properly counted.

Department of Education spokesman Tim Eller says the performance scores would be released four days late, on October 4th, instead of Monday.

Even then, some performance scores are likely to be incomplete.
Eller says schools have until 5:00 p.m. Monday to let the department know if they would like to suppress questionable data until corrections are made.

Until then, he says the agency will compute a rating using available data and issue a revised rating later.

The problem involves the Keystone tests, which were given for the first time statewide in 2012-13.

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