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June 21, 2012Hosanna MahaleyState Superintendent of EducationOffice of the State Superintendent of EducationGovernment of the District of Columbia810 First Street, NE, 5th FloorWashington, D.C. 20002Dear Ms. Mahaley,Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is pleased to submit this report in connection with our 2011 DC ComprehensiveAssessment System (DC CAS) Test Security Investigation. The report consists of two sections.Section 1 addresses our review of all District-wide documentation and policies regarding testadministration and test security. Our review encompassed the following: (1) general testing policies andprocedures for District of Columbia public and public charter schools, including all State-issued policies,procedures, and documents; (2) the roles and responsibilities of all Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Local Education Agency (LEA)-administration, and school-level Staff related to testadministration; and (3) training materials related to test administration and security developed anddistributed by the State or individual LEAs.Section 2 addresses our on-site investigations in 70 classroom locations identified as having possible testsecurity violations by OSSE and/or District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). At each location, weconducted reviews of test plans, physical security procedures, training materials, and test administrationprocedures. We interviewed: (1) administrative personnel at each identified school, (2) TestAdministrators and students associated with the OSSE and DCPS-selected classrooms, and (3) TestAdministrators and students from other classrooms, as well as DCPS monitors. We performed follow-upinterviews with certain individuals to whom we did not have access during our initial on-site visits.We sincerely appreciate your assistance and cooperation in facilitating our work.Respectfully Submitted,Melissa GlynnManaging DirectorAlvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services, LLCJoseph T. Gardemal IIIManaging DirectorAlvarez & Marsal Global Forensic & Dispute Services, LLC