Bess said while he’ll need more time to examine the Pioneer School Corporation’s scores, the fact that the state’s overall scores improved may not be enough to determine no negative effects resulted from the computer glitches last spring.
“That’s just one comparison factor,” he said. “I was over watching some of the youngsters and some, if you ask them to start and stop, given human nature as it is, I can’t believe they were as enthusiastic the first time as they were the fourth.”
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com.