Columbus City Schools

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Three big school districts are pleading with state education officials to take a close look at what they think is a major discrepancy. This has to do with the tests given to see if a third-grader can advance to the next grade.

There are five tests a third-grader can take to assess their reading skills. There’s the state test or four alternative tests.

STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The state auditor is asking auditors from his office to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

Auditor Dave Yost says an internal review showed more than half of the people identified in a 2012 Columbus City Schools data scrubbing scandal have not been disciplined by the state. He says that's unacceptable, given his office gave the Ohio Department of Education agency a list of 64 people Yost says should have been disciplined in some way.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A high-ranking state official is blasting a reported deal between the Ohio Department of Education and those involved in a school data-scrubbing scandal. 

When Auditor Dave Yost released his report on the Columbus City Schools data-rigging scheme two years ago, he said administrators created a culture of manipulation and employee intimidation.