Education Commissioner Terry Holliday For readers who missed my blog last week, you may want to review the good news and bad news about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers. In the blog I said, “I believe the current waiver process represents a major federal intrusion into the rights of each state to develop, implement, and manage the [...]
New Kentucky Board of Education members Debra Cook and Samuel Hinkle were sworn in by Judge Phillip Shepherd during the board’s annual retreat in Frankfort.Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 6, 2014 At its annual retreat this week, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed a new approach to assessments meant to more accurately measure students’ higher level skills and drive [...]
The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) presents Meeting the Challenge: Implementing Standards and Assessments, July 22-24 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. If you are working on implementing standards in your classroom, school or district – then this conference is for you! Distinct strands designed around what educators need now will deepen the level of understanding [...]
Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students made slight gains in nearly all subject areas on EXPLORE and PLAN assessments administered in the fall of 2011.