WITH THE Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests less than a week away, the School Reform Commission yesterday named former Temple University President David Adamany the school district's testing-integrity adviser and unveiled new testing protocols.
The changes come a week after the state Department of Education confirmed that Philadelphia's public-school teachers would not be allowed to administer the PSSAs to their own students. The Education Department is investigating alleged cheating on state exams at 53 district schools. (Two charter schools are under investigation as well.)
Adamany, Temple's president from 2000 to 2006 and now chancellor and a professor of law and political science there, will work with the district and state agencies to review testing procedures, as well as the administration of the test.