A state-contracted analysis of Ohio
Graduation Tests last year flagged seven individual answer sheets at
Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School for having a
suspiciously high ratio of erasures resulting in wrong-to-right answers.
In a Cincinnati neighborhood plagued by
high rates of blight, poverty and crime, the new $18.4 million Robert A.
Taft Information Technology High School in the West End couldn’t offer a
more contrasting narrative. While city police book killers and other
suspected felons right next door, Taft students are enriching their
minds in nine computer labs and exploring the world through wall-to-wall
Cincinnati Public Schools board member
Eileen Cooper-Reed plans to raise questions about test scores at Taft
Information Technology High School at the board’s March 12 meeting in
response to a recent CityBeat article (“Miracle or Mirage?,”
issue of Feb. 22) that delved into contrasting Ohio Graduation Test and
ACT test scores at Taft in 2010 and 2011.