STATEMENT FROM SCOTT PEARSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DC PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD ON THE RESULTS OF THE DC CAS TESTING INVESTIGATION

Friday, June 22, 2012
Washington, D.C. — Testing integrity is extremely important to the DC Public Charter School Board, as DC CAS test results are the most critical part of the formula we use in the Performance Management Framework to assess and place schools in tiers. We take testing violations very seriously. We are grateful to OSSE for the work they have done with the investigation.  It does not appear that the incidents found in charter schools are systemic.  We will be working with those schools that had irregularities to ensure that these incidents do not occur again.