DOE: Bienville Students’ Tests Won’t Be Voided
ARCADIA, La. (AP) — State officials say students at two Bienville Parish schools where standardized testing irregularities were reported will not have their results voided by the state Department of Education or the local school board.
DOE spokeswoman Ileana Ledet says no further action is expected from state officials.
Bienville Parish school officials self-reported the testing problems discovered at Gibsland-Coleman School in Gibsland and Crawford Elementary in Arcadia. Separate investigations were conducted, and those results were forwarded to the state.
Superintendent William Britt tells The Times (http://bit.ly/LjAmSa ) the school board has addressed the issue with new policies and personnel changes
Gibsland-Coleman Principal Kenneth Gipson retired and Vice Principal Yolanda Hampton resigned as a result of the investigation. The contract of Crawford Principal Oswald Townsend was not renewed and teacher Cynthia Mason also recently resigned.
Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com