Exclusive: Most Kids Took ISATs On Time

D299 EXCLUSIVE:  According to CPS accountability czar Dan Bugler, 61 percent of Chicago elementary schools actually took the ISATs on time earlier this month, and only 39 percent waited an extra week.  Considering that only 70 percent of them actually had the test booklets in hand in time to give the exams on time, that's much less waiting than I would have -- and did --expect. 

Did AIOs pressure schools to go ahead even if they wanted to wait?  Did schools just want to get it done despite the theoretical advantages to waiting (extra instruction, hints from your friends at other schools)?  Did CPS cook the numbers to make it look good?  Or are people just more honest than I think they are?  Sometimes my paranoia healthy skepticism is so exhausting.

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