From WJCT.com: However, last week, some teachers got an early look at the individual VAM scores of their colleagues due to an error that occurred while upgrading a system program, district officials said.
Duval Schools Chief of Human Resources Sonita Young said the glitch allowed some teachers to briefly access the scores before they were taken down.
I wrote about the glitch on Sunday which was the 30th when I was informed about it. The VAM scores that I saw were up likely since the 18th. I say likely because you had to open an e-mail sent on the 18th to see them. Now I guess they could have done a patch at 4:59 on the 25th before the district closed down for Thanksgiving break but I doubt it. Most likely they were up for nearly two weeks.
Words have meaning and when the district attempts to deceive us about one thing it makes me wonder what else they are being less than truthful about. Why didn’t Young just say. Unfortunately a glitch allowed some teachers to access the scores but it has since been fixed. She’s making it sound like it was no big deal and happened at 2 and by 2:15 they were having drinks high fiveing their quick fix.
We need and deserve transparency something the district from the QEA initiative to this seems very reluctant to give.