The announcement by APS Superintendent Beverly Hall that she will bring in outside experts to examine contested CRCT scores at 12 of her elementary schools is the exact right response.
Hall understands that the integrity of results is critical to her mission to turn around the city schools, a mission that she has worked hard at for more than a decade.
The invitations have only just been issued for the review panel, so we have no names yet. But it is likely that Hall, a national figure herself, will bring in reputable people.
Many of you who posted the other day in response to my entry on the need for Dr. Hall to address the wide swing in testing proficiency identified by an AJC investigation expressed doubts about the system’s willingness to delve deeper.
Are you reassured now?