Educators work on science standard-setting process

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Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7. Serving on the grade 4 team were, in alphabetical order, Heidi Thompson-Abell (Fayette County), Joy Barr (Kentucky Department of Education program consultant), Jillian Booth (Fort Thomas Independent), Andrea Broyles (Laurel County), Melissa Colson (Grant County), Melanie Eich (Henderson County), Abigail Guskey (Fayette County), Stephanie Hendrith (Murray State University), Heather Kemp (Jefferson County), Jeana Kinsman (Barren County), Barbra Ledford (Harlan Independent), Heather Middleton (Garrard County), Nicholas Newton (Hardin County), Alfonso De Torres Núñez (KDE world languages consultant), Teresa Rogers (KDE reading consultant), Caryn Walker (Jefferson County), Molly Walter (Kenton County) and Patti Works (Fayette County) and Mark Robeck (Pearson) served as facilitator. Photo submitted
Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7. Serving on the grade 4 team were, in alphabetical order, Heidi Thompson-Abell (Fayette County), Joy Barr (Kentucky Department of Education program consultant), Jillian Booth (Fort Thomas Independent), Andrea Broyles (Laurel County), Melissa Colson (Grant County), Melanie Eich (Henderson County), Abigail Guskey (Fayette County), Stephanie Hendrith (Murray State University), Heather Kemp (Jefferson County), Jeana Kinsman (Barren County), Barbra Ledford (Harlan Independent), Heather Middleton (Garrard County), Nicholas Newton (Hardin County), Alfonso De Torres Núñez (KDE world languages consultant), Teresa Rogers (KDE reading consultant), Caryn Walker (Jefferson County), Molly Walter (Kenton County) and Patti Works (Fayette County) and Mark Robeck (Pearson) served as facilitator.
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Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels (Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished) for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7.

The three-day intensive training was facilitated by Pearson, the current testing contractor for the summative assessment; as well as the Office of Assessment and Accountability and the Office of Teaching and Learning from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7. Serving on the grade 7 team were, in alphabetical order, Erica Baker (Washington County), Christina Boone (Larue County), Joe Chavez (Kenton County), David Helm (Fayette County), Chris Fifer (Henderson County), Erica Hays (Graves County), April Helton (Knox County), Rae McEntyre (Kentucky Department of Education science consultant), Tiffany McGuire (Bellevue Independent), Jennifer Payne (Daviess County), Pam Powers (KDE IT Consultant), Tierra Ross (Jefferson County), Karly Senters (Lincoln County), Jamaal Stiles (Marion County), William Swatzell (Todd County), Amanda Underwood (Mason County), Brittany Voll (Kentucky School for the Deaf) and Eric Moyer (Pearson) served as facilitator. Photo submitted
Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7. Serving on the grade 7 team were, in alphabetical order, Erica Baker (Washington County), Christina Boone (Larue County), Joe Chavez (Kenton County), David Helm (Fayette County), Chris Fifer (Henderson County), Erica Hays (Graves County), April Helton (Knox County), Rae McEntyre (Kentucky Department of Education science consultant), Tiffany McGuire (Bellevue Independent), Jennifer Payne (Daviess County), Pam Powers (KDE IT Consultant), Tierra Ross (Jefferson County), Karly Senters (Lincoln County), Jamaal Stiles (Marion County), William Swatzell (Todd County), Amanda Underwood (Mason County), Brittany Voll (Kentucky School for the Deaf) and Eric Moyer (Pearson) served as facilitator.
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The educators’ recommendations will be given to Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis for consideration. The final standards will be applied to the students’ scores from the spring 2018 administration. School/district staff, students and parents will receive the individual student score reports. Scores from the science assessments will be included in elementary and middle school’s accountability.

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