By Matthew Tungate
State end-of-course assessments for high school students will count at least 20 percent of a student’s overall course grade or school districts will have to explain why not as part of the state’s new assessment and accountability system that starts next school year.
The Kentucky Board of Education approved the measure at its April meeting as one of the final decisions about how student data will be used to evaluate schools and districts – the Next-Generation Learners component of the accountability model. Schools and districts will be accountable for five areas: student achievement; closing achievement gaps; showing growth/
progress; college and career readiness (middle and high schools); and graduation rates (high schools). Read the full story