However, shortly after the Advanced Learning Office posted the calendar, staff learned that an existing district database that had been expected to aid scheduling could not be used. As a result, staffers were required to create a new database, entering all referral forms by hand. This unanticipated process has caused some scheduling delays. Additionally, a district server glitch inadvertently blocked a number of notification emails before the first October testing date. For these reasons, not all families could receive the email notification of their school’s testing date in time.
If this is the case for your family:
- Your child will receive a new test date. Any families missed on their school’s designated testing date will be rescheduled.
- Look for an email by Wednesday. When a new date is scheduled for the student, families will receive a reminder email no later than the Wednesday before, listing time, date and location.
- Missed rescheduled tests can be made up. We recognize that this is short notice, so please know that if your family has a conflict for any reason, Jan. 23 is the test makeup day for all students. We are committed to ensuring that ALL students referred by the Oct. 8 deadline are tested.
The district is grateful for your patience as we work to schedule all referred students for testing.
This all makes me sad because it was not just one thing. There were multiple issues. Did the IT office not clearly understand what AL needed to do and its timeframe? Or did IT communicate to AL that AL couldn't use the database (which seems weird and silly.)
The saddest thing? That the district continues to spend most of the time and resources of AL in testing and retesting. Not delivery of service to students. And, that it continue to not bother the Superintendent or most of the Board one whit.