AZCIR learned of the redaction failure on Oct. 24 when an administrator for  a charter school in Tempe asked for documents related to its appeal to be removed from the AZCIR website.

Upon examination, AZCIR discovered that student names were included in appeals filings for six schools: Cesar Chavez High School, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Leading Edge Academy East Mesa, New School for the Arts and Academics, Paramount Academy and Sinagua Middle School.

In addition to the names, the data included student scores on AzMERIT tests. In several cases, student birthdays were aso included.


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