The Kentucky Department of Education released annual School Report Card data on Oct. 14, as required by statute and under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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.
A new report by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University says Kentucky is a national leader in closing the graduation rate gap for low-income students.
The state of K-12 public education in Kentucky is strong according to Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, though he did say there is room for improvement.
A recent report on graduation rates calls Kentucky “a beacon to all other states” and lauds the state’s ability to all but eliminate the opportunity gap between low-income students and all other students to graduate on time.
Terry Holliday It was my honor to attend the State of the Commonwealth speech last week when Gov. Steve Beshear made his eighth and final such address. A written copy of the full speech is available online, as is a video and audio recording courtesy of KET. It was very exciting to have the governor list the amazing [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Kentucky has been featured in numerous state and national media sources recently for the improved performance in college- and career-readiness rates and graduation rates. As commissioner, I have been very proud of the efforts of teachers, administrators, students and education partners in implementing Senate Bill 1 (2009) which required more rigorous standards, assessments, accountability [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The Kentucky Department of Education just released the third year of results under the Unbridled Learning College/Career-Readiness for All accountability model, and while we still have much work to do, the data show we are moving in the right direction and there is much reason to celebrate. The eyes of the nation have been [...]
The Kentucky public high school graduation rate for the 2010-11 school year improved slightly over the rate for the previous year.
When looking at the most recent college/career readiness (CCR) rates and graduation rates, it is clear that some districts are making significant strides toward student success. In an effort to better understand how districts are effectively reaching their goals and how the state might work to spread these practices, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will conduct targeted site visits. [...]