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The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has reached a settlement with ACT for a $350,000 statement credit after it was discovered that information about Kentucky students who took the ACT was shared with postsecondary institutions, a violation of the contract between the two entities.
The average composite ACT score for Kentucky seniors in both public and private high schools fell by three-tenths of a point, from 19.8 in the 2018-2019 school year to 19.5 in 2019-2020, according to the annual Graduating Class Report released by ACT.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) hosted a Special Superintendent’s Webcast on Friday, March 13, 2020, to provide assistance to our district leaders and answer questions about the impact of COVID-19 on their school systems.
Learn more about the most frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it relates to Kentucky's public schools.
In the 2019 State of Education address Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to the state’s education community and encouraged education leaders, educators, policymakers and families to work together to ensure each and every student is well-prepared for life and the opportunities of the 21st century economy.
The percentage of Kentucky 2019 public high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in English, mathematics, science and reading saw a two-point percentage decrease since last year, according to data released Oct. 30 by ACT.
Because of the importance of the ACT for students and the fact that many Kentucky students will take the exam only once, we are asking superintendents to decide now whether they will keep the district’s testing date as March 12 or utilize the remaining test date for 11th-graders of April 24.
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.