Originally posted on Colorado Public Radio, June 7, 2012. Copyright © cpr.org
Read here. Interview by Jenny Brundin.
Here’s a transcript of Colorado Public Radio’s education reporter Jenny Brundin’s report.
Reporter Jenny Brundin: For years, Principal Frank Roti was feted by the district, held up as a shining example of what a high-poverty public school could do if it put its mind to it. Beach Court Elementary continually ranked as one of the state’s top performers in academic growth going from 40 percent of students reading at grade level in 2004, to 85 percent in 2010. But according to an investigation led by the attorney general’s office, those scores weren’t valid. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg:
Tom Boasberg: At Beach Court there was a very extensive and very serious number of incorrect answers on student test booklets that were erased and changed to correct answers and the extent of those erasures was very, very serious. ...