The school report cards that come out every year in August were not released on time this year because of an investigation into school attendance data rigging that may have artificially boosted some district’s ratings.
When Auditor of State Dave Yost presented his preliminary findings from the investigation to the state Board of Education in the fall, he warned that the final report card PDF’s may not be ready by the end of the year.
Turns out they won’t be ready until well into the new year.
In his weekly email update, Acting State Superintendent Michael Sawyers wrote that it looks like the report cards won’t be ready until “early next year.”
Sawyers wrote this in his email:
As you know, we have been working with the Auditor of State David Yost’s office in their review of data reporting practices at the local level. While we released the preliminary data contained in the 2011-2012 Local Report Cards (LRCs) in October, we are waiting until the review is completed before producing the final report card. Initially, the Auditor estimated that the review would be wrapped up by the end of this year. We have since been informed that the completion date has been extended into early next year so the Auditor’s staff may finish onsite reviews.