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State Superintendent Supports Rhee Account

At the Struggle, we are proud of providing our readers the freshest news possible. To enrich our discussion of the cheating investigation, here is what I received a couple of minutes ago from D.C. State Superintendent of Education Kerri Briggs: "With respect to 2008 analysis, the new administration at OSSE, along with DCPS, reviewed the methodology used and the data presented, and determined that insufficient guidance around interpretation and calculation created a confusing picture. Over the course of 6 months, OSSE had provided three different lists of schools. There was little information about the parameters used to develop those lists. Further, there weren't sufficient policies in place to help interpret the analysis that was available, or to guide use of those analyses. Given these circumstances and where we were with respect to the upcoming 2009 DC-CAS administration, DCPS was advised that no further actions were required around the 2008 analysis. OSSE determined it was time to focus on the 2009 DC-CAS administration."

By Jay Mathews  | September 23, 2009; 5:38 PM ET
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Maybe Deborah Gist will give Jay an anonymous phone call.

Posted by: edlharris | September 23, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

How exactly did this enrich the discussion? This goobleygook/Greek/Chinese shed no light on anything. Perhaps it revived a dead issue and served to demonstrate the wasted bureaucracy at OSSE, but I can see no other use of this space. This is abuse of the online format. No way it would've made it in print.

Posted by: DCcomm | September 24, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

For DCcomm: I hear you, but I think it is occasionally useful for readers to see the raw copy we receive from city leaders, particularly since we had already explained the situation in more standard English in the earlier posts.

Posted by: Jay Mathews | September 24, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

If you have one school district in DC, why do you need a DC Schools Chancellor and a Superintendent? What is the Superindentent supering?

Posted by: jgombo1 | September 30, 2009 6:57 AM | Report abuse

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