Learning system requires system that learns

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday To create a great system of learning, you must have a system that learns. This is true at the individual student level, as well as at the teacher, classroom, school, district, and state levels. A student moving through school will be more successful if they have a system that learns. For an individual, this [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:48:17-05:00May 20, 2014|

Student results hold steady on PLAN and EXPLORE tests

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 [...]

By |2014-02-18T08:29:24-05:00February 18, 2014|

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 [...]

By |2011-09-01T08:41:05-04:00September 1, 2011|
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