Overall student performance on EXPLORE and PLAN tests remained relatively unchanged in 2013, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education. The assessments, precursors to the ACT college entrance exam given to all public high school juniors in the state, test knowledge in English, mathematics, reading and science. “We saw some minor shifts up and down in [...]
Kentucky students scored higher on EXPLORE and PLAN tests in 2012, registering gains in every subject tested, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.
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.
In addition to the K-PREP tests, middle school students will be assessed on their college and career readiness.
Commissioner wants to tie superintendent evaluations, board self-reviews to college/career readiness
By Education Commissioner Terry Holliday At the August Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) meeting, my annual evaluation was completed. Over the past month I have seen that many local boards and superintendents are completing the same process. The KBE has also expressed an interest in local board evaluations. Over the past two years I have mentioned the issue of superintendent [...]
Kentucky has selected ACT, Inc. as its vendor for end-of-course (EOC) examinations for the state’s public high school students. The contract period is from May 9, 2011, to June 30, 2012, and is for a total of $5,486,700. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, requires a new public school assessment program beginning in the [...]