School District: 'Test Security is a Serious Issue'

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Friday, February 17, 2012

The Green Bay School District sent a letter Thursday to families of students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, noting teachers will continue to provide quality education while the school is under investigation for breaking security while administering standardized tests.

The district told the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that a principal at Eisenhower Elementary delivered live questions from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination to some teachers to be used during practice exams. The district and DPI won’t comment until the investigation is complete.

“There are things the district cannot talk about because of personnel matters, but test security is a serious issue,” the letter says. “This does not and will not affect your child’s education.”

“We want to assure you that the entire Eisenhower staff works diligently to teach our students with the utmost of integrity. We assure you that the Eisenhower staff is top notch.”

The letter says the district will notify parents when the investigation is complete. It is signed by Rebecca Swanson, interim principal at Eisenhower School, and district Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld.

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