Eye on Education

State Auditor Dave Yost: Ohio Department of Education Should Track Student Attendance Throughout Year

Most of Ohio’s public schools are in the middle of what’s called “count week” – when their daily attendance is used to determine state funding for public school districts.

But state auditor Dave Yost says in the wake of a scandal in which nine districts were found changing student data, one week to count heads in classrooms isn’t enough.

“In 2015, they will start doing three weeks instead of one, but there really isn’t any reason in this day and age that we couldn’t have a web based application where all of the schools just upload the data that they are collecting right now.”

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