Commissioner celebrates innovation in education; emphasizes student readiness

In the 2019 State of Education address Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to the state’s education community and encouraged education leaders, educators, policymakers and families to work together to ensure each and every student is well-prepared for life and the opportunities of the 21st century economy.

By |2019-12-04T08:53:02-05:00December 4, 2019|

Kentucky performance flat on national reading, math tests

Kentucky's public school students’ performance in reading and mathematics on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, remained relatively flat, according to results released April 10. Kentucky students scored about the same as those in most other states.

By |2018-04-10T12:46:51-04:00April 10, 2018|

Kentucky science scores flat; still lead national average

Kentucky's 4th- and 8th-graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in science, according to data from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, released Oct. 27 by the Kentucky Department of Education.

By |2018-07-19T15:06:13-04:00October 27, 2016|

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|

Kentucky students outperform national peers on NAEP; hold steady in mathematics

Kentucky's 4th graders and 8th graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in reading and are on par or slightly below the national average in mathematics according to data released today from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The 2013 data indicate: • In both 4th- and 8th-grade reading, Kentucky students scored [...]

By |2013-11-07T12:15:37-05:00November 7, 2013|

Webinar features urban education experts

A webinar regarding urban districts and the Common Core is scheduled for  April 25. A panel of urban education experts — including leaders from Chicago Public Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools and the Kentucky Department of Education — will discuss how they are using NAEP resources to adapt to changes in curriculum, testing and teaching. For more information, go to

By |2012-04-18T14:08:56-04:00April 19, 2012|
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