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Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis laid out his priorities to the Kentucky Board of Education at its Jan. 6 meeting, telling board members that “everything that we do ought to be aligned to improving student outcomes.”
At a special meeting in Frankfort Dec. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education approved statements of consideration for regulations that would govern Kentucky’s accountability system and several aspects of charter schools.
After almost two years, more than 20 town hall meetings and thousands of public comments, Kentucky finally has a new accountability system and it is one of which we all should be proud.
The percentage of Kentucky public school students graduating from high school continued to increase; more students took rigorous Advanced Placement tests and earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher; and students scored higher with a greater percentage of them meeting readiness benchmarks on the ACT, according to 2016-17 assessment data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.
According to Kentucky Department of Education staff, additional money will be needed to implement Senate Bill 1 (2017).
The Kentucky Board of Education agreed to return to Frankfort later this month to vote on the regulation that will govern Kentucky’s new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act.