4 school employees suspended after test scores invalidated
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky superintendent says he has suspended four employees at an eastern Kentucky elementary school following an investigation of standardized test scores that led to 2017 results being invalidated.
WYMT-TV reports Floyd County Superintendent Danny Adkins said in a statement on Tuesday that he suspended the Betsy Layne Elementary School employees with pay and that they would not be rehired by the district. He did not name the employees.
The Kentucky Department of Education launched an investigation of K-Prep test scores at Betsy Layne and results released earlier this month said there was evidence that staff “deliberately altered student exams and provided inappropriate assistance” to improve scores.
The report said three administrators and a teacher would be reported to Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board, which oversees educators’ state licenses.
Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/