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A team of data-processing workers inflated Columbus schools’ attendance figures by routinely and purposely removing large numbers of absent students from the rolls, four former district data analysts told The Dispatch.
At the same time, district administrators summoned school principals to the Kingswood Data Center. There, they were schooled in how to alter other students’ attendance data to improve the schools’ academic standing.
High attendance is likely to accompany strong academic performance. That link varies, but in Columbus and Cincinnati, the correlation between attendance and test scores is particularly weak, state data show. Of more than 3,600 schools statewide, only 16 have attendance rates above 94 percent but a test-score index that would equate to an F. Four of those buildings are in Columbus. One is in Cincinnati. One is in Cleveland. The rest are charter schools.
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Teachers here in the United Kingdom have had it way to easy for many years, All off a sudden they are comming under scrunty about ther work loads and hey presto they "cook the books" to justify there high salary and over generous holiday and sick entitlements, They have nearly four months off a year paid leave (not including paterinty and paid school trips) all paid by the British working class taxpayer., I attended a method off instruction course whilst in the militery its not hard to teach people..