Ohio district played 'fast and loose' with data, auditor finds

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Auditor Dave Yost said his office's investigation into attendance data scrubbing in the state's largest school district showed an environment of changing the numbers and a lack of oversight by its board of education.

District employees have been accused of altering attendance records for struggling students to improve performance ratings, which can be used to determine government funding and employee bonuses.

The 18-month investigation covered the 2010-11 school year, and Yost said the district has since made some changes.

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