Graduation rate, Advanced Placement and ACT scores rise

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.

By |2017-09-28T09:34:20-04:00September 28, 2017|

Education and the State of the Commonwealth

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 [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:27:27-04:00January 13, 2015|

The nature of education

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 [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:24:29-04:00November 4, 2014|

Moving in the right direction

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 [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:30:16-05:00October 7, 2014|

Discovering best practices in college/career readiness, graduation rates

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. [...]

By |2011-11-21T15:10:20-05:00November 24, 2011|
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