National Assessment of Educational Progress

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|

Reauthorizing NCLB: Let the games begin

Terry Holliday For the first time in years, it appears there may be serious talk of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Its most recent iteration, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, was due for reauthorization in 2007, but as with its predecessor, political acrimony has held up progress. However, recent activity [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:22:19-05:00January 20, 2015|

Study: Kentucky students beat international averages in science, mathematics

Kentucky 8th-grade students perform better than their international counterparts, on average, in science and about equal to them in math, according to a new study released today. The study, U.S. States in a Global Context, links results on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, with scores on the Trends in International Mathematics [...]

By |2013-10-29T11:20:06-04:00October 31, 2013|

Kentucky ranked in top 10 for core academic improvement

Kentucky tied for fifth place nationwide in the improvement of its students’ performance in assessments of reading, mathematics and science since 1992,  according to a report from Harvard University, The report, Achievement Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance, was produced by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and presented in Education Next, the program’s journal. It was [...]

By |2012-07-18T10:54:27-04:00July 19, 2012|

Equity, resources and outcomes key to school technology use

Technology can be a wonderful tool for learning. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday It allows access to up-to-date information, increases communication, and offers interactivity and relevance as we prepare ALL students to be college- and career-ready in a global, technology-driven world. It also holds immense instructional promise for students who, due to financial, physical or learning disabilities and other [...]

By |2023-12-07T10:32:32-05:00December 6, 2011|

Education commissioner appointed to national assessment board

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been appointed to serve a four-year term on a national board charged with setting policy for the nation’s only assessment of student achievement in subjects like mathematics, reading, writing and science. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Holliday’s appointment to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) this week. The board sets policy — including [...]

By |2011-09-08T13:47:47-04:00September 8, 2011|
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