So, without getting into too much gory detail, in the '05-'06 school year, at Feinstein High School, my former school here in Providence, they committed a grave error: failing to properly organize the administration of state tests, leading to a high number of incomplete tests and general lack of focus. Scores plummeted from the "good for Providence and mostly improving if not literally AYP" into the scary zone. After a rough year under the microscope from downtown and the state, "corrective action," etc., lo and behold, the '06-'07 test scores come out with hefty double digit gains across the board, making up last year's (clearly artificial) losses and more. Now everything is peachy. It is all a bit absurd.
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