Alabama Department of Education under auditBy Mike Finnegan | 11/21/2016 12:11am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General announced last week that it will be conducting an audit on Alabama State Department of Education.
Specifically, the Office of Inspector General is concerned with an issue of inflated reports of the Adjusted Graduation Cohort Rate (AGCR), the federal standard for measuring the four year graduation rate. The DOE has said it plans to monitor how Alabama is ensuring the accuracy of the AGCR that the school districts are reporting.
This is not the only active monitoring federal officials are conducting on Alabama’s State Department of Education. This July, the U.S. DOE told Alabama that if it did not correct its website to easily present data on student assessment, that the federal government would withhold $64 million in Title I funding.
Alabama is not the only state currently being audited as the Office of Inspector General is also investigating California, among other states.