As a result of an investigation into testing irregularities in the 2010-11 academic year at Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, a public charter school, biology test scores for nine students have been invalidated.
The school board for the tribal school, which has been investigating the matter, held a special meeting earlier this month during which they voted to place Principal Chenoa Davis on a three-month probationary period and directed her to terminate the contract of Assistant Principal Thomas Buchanan in response to reports of testing irregularities...
The report states that during the 2009-10 school year, a teacher downloaded from a computer end-of-course test review questions and pasted them into topic groups for use during test preparation for that year.
According to the report, the teacher did not collect the review materials afterward, and a student kept a copy and shared it with others in the 2010-11 school year. A copy was also shared with a student at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, another charter school...
"DPI determined that (the study questions) were secure items," she said. "Once they were discovered, we had to backtrack and found that they came from Haliwa-Saponi (Tribal School)."
The Rev. Ronald Richardson, tribal chief, said that the tribe should work out its own problems without newspaper publicity...
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“Tribal school test scores invalidated.” Warren Record (NC), 8/17/2011