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The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver and approval from the U.S. Department of Education to bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. The Kentucky Department of Education will submit a waiver by the close of business on Monday, March 23.
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.
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.
After nearly four years of development following the December 2015 passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, Kentucky’s new 5-star accountability system for public schools is now live.
A panel convened by the Kentucky Department of Education has made recommendations as to how schools and districts will be classified in Kentucky’s new school accountability system.
A group of education stakeholders and policymakers will gather in Frankfort on Sept. 4 and 5 to continue the standard setting process that will help determine Kentucky’s new 5-star accountability system.