Monday, January 19, 2009

CATS Audit Mess # 2 – Not Minding the Store

The new “Performance Audit of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Oversight of State Assessment Contracts” is loaded with evidence of what State Representative Brad Montell calls an “unbelievably convoluted, mixed-up mess.”

Among messiest findings of all, for those who know the history, are the audit’s listings of deficiencies in the department’s administration of the CATS assessment contract with the prime contractor, Measured Progress.

Failure to closely watch the Measured Progress contract is especially inexcusable.

Here’s why.

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