Northfield is on the front page of the Strib again today: Teachers broke law by posting top test scores. "In an advisory opinion, the Minnesota Department of Administration agreed with a parent who complained that posting her son’s test results in class for all to see was a violation of state law protecting student data."
I was informed about this situation earlier this year when the parent, Kathie Galotti, brought it to my attention, asking for my opinion about the situation. I contacted her this morning when I saw the story and got her permission to post PDF’s of her letter to the Dept. and the subsequent ruling. I think there are still issues to discuss since the practice is evidently still continuing, albeit with parental permission of individual students.