All 699 schools suspected of cheating on the TAKS test will face a state investigation, the Texas Education Agency announced Monday.Sort of. The word “investigation” can have many meanings.
Now why couldn’t they have reached this “decision” when the results were first released? Did anyone at TEA really think that they would get away with not investigating the schools?
And state officials still have no plans to seek the additional test data that would make a detailed investigation possible. For example, the state still does not know which students have the most suspicious test answer sheets.
TEA appears to be getting good at this, not asking for data. They can’t provide their teaher’s qualifications because they don’t have the data and now they won’t be able to fully investigate because they don’t have the data.