Kentucky graduates make incremental gains on ACT

Kentucky public high school graduates held steady in meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and English, but lost ground in meeting the state mathematics benchmark, according to data released by ACT.

By |2018-07-23T12:11:36-04:00August 25, 2016|

Kentucky college-going tool unveiled; data released

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Strategic Data Project (an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University), 55,000 Degrees, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and Jefferson County Public Schools, has unveiled a new, interactive online tool aimed at improving college-going and persistence in Kentucky.

By |2020-05-07T16:09:15-04:00August 17, 2015|

Kentucky ESEA waiver extension approved

The United States Department of Education has approved Kentucky’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver. The state’s current waiver expires at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

By |2018-12-04T14:22:16-05:00April 2, 2015|

Districts of Distinction recognized

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and Kentucky Department of Education recognized eight school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting yesterday. The districts earned the recognition under the third year of the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability [...]

By |2015-04-02T12:05:01-04:00April 2, 2015|

Thinking of the future

Across the state 160 school districts as well as the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf are participating in Operation Preparation 2015. Four districts attended daylong events at Kentucky State University in Frankfort last week.

By |2019-03-08T14:52:50-05:00March 17, 2015|

Superintendents’ spotlight: Chrissy Jones, Franklin County

Chrissy Jones The Franklin County school district has the goal to be “the preferred school district in Kentucky” and is committed to putting kids first. The district wants to ensure all students are college- and career-ready, which involves students learning in ways that encompass 21st-century skills. This includes engaging our students in learning which challenges them to work [...]

By |2014-08-26T09:29:33-04:00August 28, 2014|

Consortia assessments – yours, mine or ours?

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As states moved to implement new, more rigorous college/career-readiness standards in English/language arts and mathematics, they faced a challenge: how would they assess student progress on the new standards? Writing high quality assessment items that truly measure student mastery of the standards would be no small task. It would be both time consuming and [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:44:18-05:00June 24, 2014|
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