ISAT http://peoriapublicradio.org en State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-auditors-oversee-charter-oak-isat-testing <div>The Illinois State Board of Education is asking a contracted-auditor to oversee annual testing at District 150 Charter Oak Primary School. State board spokeswoman Mary Fergus says most schools are chosen randomly for overseeing how the I-SAT test is given. But Fergus says the current investigation into testing irregularities at Charter Oak prompted the state board to specifically ask that the school be observed. &nbsp;ISAT testing is currently underway in the district, and ends March 14th.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:56:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19911 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing District 150 defends report alleging cheating http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-defends-report-alleging-cheating <p>Peoria School District 150 now awaits the state’s review of its report suggesting cheating at Charter Oak Primary school. &nbsp;The report says special education teachers admitted to inappropriately helping students taking state math and reading tests. &nbsp;The report also says the principal failed to train teachers on how to give the testing and to report the questionable test results. School Board Attorney Stanley Eisenhammer says the report is inconclusive on why the alleged behavior was carried out:</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:04:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17599 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 defends report alleging cheating Hundreds rally in support of District 150 principal on leave http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-rally-support-district-150-principal-leave <p></p><div>Hundreds of people turned out in support of Charter Oak Primary School principal John Wetterauer during Monday’s District 150 School Board meeting. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:36:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16425 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds rally in support of District 150 principal on leave District 150 responds to concern about principal placed on leave amid investigation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-responds-concern-about-principal-placed-leave-amid-investigation <p>Peoria School District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan says placing a principal on administrative leave is not a disciplinary action. &nbsp;Charter Oak Primary Principal John Wetterauer is on leave following the discovery of potential cheating on state testing for special education students. &nbsp;Superintendent Grenita Lathan says in a letter that administrative leave is necessary to ensure an unbiased investigation. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:31:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16259 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 responds to concern about principal placed on leave amid investigation Potential cheating at District 150 school for I-SAT testing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/potential-cheating-district-150-school-i-sat-testing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Peoria District 150 primary school may have cheated in the way state testing was given to special education students. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16147 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Potential cheating at District 150 school for I-SAT testing