What Happened at Fairfield Court?

Fairfield Court dropped off an SOL cliff this year, from a (suspiciously good) 76 in reading to a disastrous 38 and from 77 to 30 in math.

Data from the past suggest that the school (not the students, mind you, the school) may have been cheating with its disabled students.  You may think of anomalous disabled pass rates as the canary in the cheating machine.

The data this year show that the Fairfield disabled pass rates shared the plunge but that they remain unusually high vis-à-vis the non-disabled.

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It’s an interesting puzzle why Carver continued cheating this year but Fairfield went (at least mostly) honest.  These data do not suggest an answer.

In any case, the Richmond disabled rates also remain suspiciously high, vis-à-vis the not disabled rates.

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Of course, the State Board of “Education” will continue to ignore this issue.  We can hope our new Superintendent will not want this kind of thing to fester during his tenure.