On Thursday, the prosecution in the APS cheating trial presented testimony from their expert, University of Michigan professor Brian Jacob. He said the odds that one of the fourth-grade classes at Dobbs Elementary School could have made the gains that they did on their 2009 standardized test scores was 1 in 288 septillion.
A second fourth-grade class at DES saw dramatic gains and Jacobs testified the odds of that class’ scores increasing were 1 in 4 quintillion.
Just for reference: the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery is 1 in 175,000,000.
The prosecution will call their final witness on Tuesday and the trial will conclude by as late as April.
RICO attorney David Hungeling spoke with WABE on Thursday and said there is a chance the state could expands its use of RICO if the prosecution is successful and have a big impact on other white-collar crime cases. As a non-lawyer I found the interview really good.