Education Miscalculation

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 12:37 PM
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The Ohio Department of Education miscalculated numbers in a Title One study and that error caused alarm in the Zanesville City School District. Title One-funded schools must have a poverty rate of 35-percent and register low on proficiency scales. Zanesville Title One Director Tony Reese says he saw results regarding Wilson Elementary School and General Rufus Putnam Community school. Reese says the study's numbers did not add up. Both schools might educate more than 35-percent of impoverished children, but they remain proficient in math and reading. School officials notified the Ohio Department of Education about the error and they removed both schools from their list of possible Title One schools. Zanesville was only one of more than 200 school systems that had a school or schools incorrectly recommended for Title One status.

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