EPISD recently published a report dealing with an internal audit of the process used to grant or deny credit for course completion to students transferring into the district.
The audit report outlined seven problems as follows:
- 39% of applicable students’ transfer course credits were either not earned or shorted by the district.
- 40% of applicable students’s transfer requests were not correctly evaluated.
- 13% had the incorrect school year recorded
- 24% of the cases had inadequate documentation in the files
- 31% of the courses that were evaluated resulted in an incorrect grade being credited to the student
- Roughly one third of the cases were not documented within the state required 30 day period.
- 61% of the foreign transfers resulted in the student being awarded the incorrect Spanish course.
We have heard a lot of lip service from the district staff, their board, law enforcement agencies, and The El Paso Times about how horrible it was when in the past the district “cheated” in evaluating transfer credits.
We deserve better