08/12/2011 02:58 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2011

Louisiana Skipped Key Standardized Testing Analysis In 2009-2010, Cites Budget Woes

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) did not conduct an erasure analysis of the state's standardized test scores for the 2009-2010 academic year due to budget cuts, The American Independent has learned through Freedom Of Information Act requests.

While the key monitoring tool was dropped for the 2009-2010 school year, the documents from LDOE also show a host of measures -- on-site visits and mandatory internal investigations -- were taken to monitor schools during the spring and summer high-stakes testing season for academic years 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

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