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Catrina McDermott, the principal at Pineville Independent School, makes notes as a group discusses expected and unexpected impacts of Kentucky’s school accountability system during a meeting of educators and education stakeholders assembled by the Kentucky Department of Education. Photo by Mike Marsee, Oct. 22, 2019

KDE convenes committee to analyze assessment results, accountability system

A group of administrators, teachers, parents, higher education officials and representatives of stakeholder groups met to consider areas in which the accountability system, including the 5-star rating system introduced this year, could be improved.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

School Report Card designed to drive change through knowledge

The release of accountability data is an opportunity to engage in data-informed dialogue with schools and school staff about the strengths and areas for growth for both schools and students.
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School rating system to begin in September

At its Aug. 7 meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) discussed the development and implementation of Kentucky’s new 5-star school rating system, which will go live in September after the 2018-2019 K-PREP test scores are released.
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SCAAC discusses Kentucky’s accountability system, new standards

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year and every three years thereafter, KDE will identify a school for ATSI if the school has been identified for TSI and has at least one subgroup that performs in the lowest 5% of all schools.
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Revisions to Kentucky’s ESSA plan available for public comment

Kentucky's Consolidated State Plan to implement the requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has been revised.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, from left, Associate Commissioner David Horseman and Kiley Whitaker, assistant director in the Office of Career and Technical Education, address the Kentucky Board of Education at its Feb. 6 meeting. The board passed a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session. Photo by Megan Gross, Feb. 6, 2019

Board of education passes resolution requesting CTE task force

The Kentucky Board of Education voted Feb. 6 to pass a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Lewis stresses importance of accountability system in closing achievement gaps

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis called on schools and districts to raise the bar on student outcomes and close the achievement gap between low-income students, students of color and their peers.
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Achievement remains flat, gaps persist in Kentucky schools

The Kentucky Department of Education released 2017-2018 student assessment results, and also identified the state’s lowest performing schools as well as those struggling to meet the needs of specific groups of students.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

New system means big changes to school accountability measures

Starting this month, you’ll begin hearing much more about our new school accountability system and what it means for each district, school and student.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Changes coming to accountability system, School Report Card

We have some big changes coming up in education over the next year and I want to take some time to share how it will be impacting your family and your school.