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This is the fifth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis kicked off the Oct. 3 meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education by addressing myths about the state’s new 5-star accountability system that launched on Oct. 1. The video of the commissioner's report is now online.
When Kentucky’s 5-star school accountability system goes live this fall, it will offer parents across the Commonwealth a new and more transparent way to understand how their children’s schools are performing.
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.
Local school boards and districts will see changes as a result of legislation passed during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 Regular Session, which came to a close on March 28. The most notable changes includes those in Senate Bill 1, Senate Bill 8, Senate Bill 175 and House Bill 11.
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.
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.
Members of the Superintendents’ Advisory Council raised concerns about an option for students to verify exceptional work experience.
Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis has called for the creation of a group of key stakeholders from across the Commonwealth to review the state’s current growth calculation methodology and make recommendations for how to improve it before the release of school accountability data next fall.
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.