Screen_Shot_2014-06-16_at_8.03.38_PMThe PSE results have been issued and the top scorers have been announced but while there are celebrations there are also many concerns, at least for a select few students and their teachers. That is where the administration at Louisiana Government School is after they sighted inconsistencies in the results of at least four students. One of these results is of primary concern as the adjustments propel one student into the top five best performers in the country. He is Jose Arciga whose math grades were not consistent to his performance in school. This sent red flags way up for his teachers who made inquiries and discovered that indeed the young man is among the top performers for this year.

 

Enrique Ayuso – Vice Principal


“One grade, which is the math paper one. He got a hundred percent pass in the problem solving which is 50/50 and his paper one showed that he only got 20/50 which is 40%, so we query that and we got a respond from Friday saying that the error was corrected and in fact he did get a hundred percent pass in math paper one.  Hi name is Jose Aresiga and he now has 365 total points and that bring him as the second on our district ranking when it comes to the PSE and that puts him in fifth place in the national 25.”


The change shifts the placement of student on the local level as well and the issue has been addressed, according to District Education Manager Carla Alvarez.

 

Carla Alvarez – District Education Manager


“So then that would put Kiwani Flores I think she is from Trial Farm in third place.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“So in that case this child would jump into that top 25 which would probably mean that one of these children will be removed from the list?”


Carla Alvarez – District Education Manager


“It depend because for example in the case of Jose Arsega, I think his total point is now 364 points and then the child from Trial Farm is at 362 points if I am not mistaken so he will still fall within the category but maybe a little bit lower in terms of the ranking.”

 

With this change, Louisiana now has three students in the top 25 best performers in the country. But that is not the only error sighted by the school administration. There are others, which won’t necessarily tilt the results further but do cause concern as Ayuso says the children deserve their correct scores as they have worked eight years to reach this far.

 

Enrique Ayuso – Vice Principal


“So we realized that there were some children who were present at the exam but it is being recorded on them as being absent, also there is one particular child who two negative scores and that is statistically impossible, the lowest score you can get on an exam is zero or absent or inadequate but no negatives are supposed to be given so we are querying that and awaiting the response.”


The inquiries have been sent to the Ministry for review. Alvarez says the Louisiana Government School is the only school so far that has entered inquiries. Once the results are issued, the schools have a two weeks grace period to enter any questions or concerns on the results.

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