Nov 102014
 
 November 10, 2014  U.S., Youth & Schools

Let’s compile massive databases on students where the databases are riddled with errors. It’s good preparation for when they’re adults and have credit reports.

Howard Blume reports:

The rollout of a new student records system for Los Angeles schools was problematic at just about every level, according to a consultant’s report released Thursday.

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In tracing what went wrong, the report concludes that L.A. Unified didn’t properly account for the greater size and complexity of its needs compared to Fresno Unified, from which L.A. adapted the software.

The entire development process “has been mired with software bugs,” the consultants wrote. And there was a “deficiency” in available experts and insufficient involvement from people who would be using the system.

At many points, red flags indicated serious issues, “but when it came to the ‘Go/No Go’ decision,” the leadership always said “Go.”

Read more on L.A. Times.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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