Re: Good Editorial on Testing Industry
- Subject: Re: Good Editorial on Testing Industry
- From: Karen Hartke <khartke@FAIRTEST.ORG>
- Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 11:12:44 -0500
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About the below:
I was just talking to the class action lawyer the other day who is working for all the students/parents who were told the wrong scores for their kids -a bout 8000 who were told they wouldn't graduate - who are suing the company for damages due to the mistake. They are undergoing a long and interesting discovery phase about NCS process etc. We are following it and will make public anything substantial that we can as it progresses.
But the parent didn't sue to get the test - just wouldn't give up asking for it. Was finally allowed to privately see the test at the DOE headquarters and finding one mistake Perhaps he threatened to sue, but it didn't get that far. He was persistent. Lucky 8000 kids to have one dad around like that. You can read more at www.fairtest.org - search for the Examiner article about it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Juanita Doyon
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Good Editorial on Testing Industry
In a message dated 1/3/02 6:48:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, kceh@AIRMAIL.NET writes:
I spoke with an employee at NCS-Pearson's Austin branch yesterday
(Austin Operations Center). Acoording to her (she had to ask someone
else) I cannot go in to their building and look at my child's tests
(even if they were still there). My school district has to request the
tests for me.
The dad in Minn. had to sue to see his daughter's test, didn't he? Then he discovered that she had indeed passed the math.
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