ECOT, the Ohio online charter school, is recruiting students to enroll in the school in time to take the Ohio Graduation Tests with the opportunity to get paid up to $100 (maximum $20 per test). How is this “public” charter school using taxpayer dollars as an incentive to students through a check “made out in the student’s name”?
Furthermore, the stated requirement that a student must complete the test and answer all questions appropriately implies that someone at ECOT will be looking at student test booklets and answers — isn’t that a clear violation of test administration rules from the Ohio Department of Education?
What will it take for an investigation of ECOT’s practices to be investigated by the State?
*Image recreated based on original ECOT document.