Senate Bill 1

More Kentucky graduates meet state benchmarks on ACT

More Kentucky public high school graduates are meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.

By |2020-05-07T16:09:01-04:00August 27, 2015|

Board looks at program reviews; approves arts standards

An audit of Kentucky school Program Reviews showed that the audited schools overscored their programs in K-3, writing, practical living/career studies, and arts and humanities, the Kentucky Board of Education learned at its meeting today. Earlier this year, in response to Senate Bill 1 (2009), Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff designed and implemented an audit process for Program Reviews at eight schools [...]

By |2015-06-05T10:06:12-04:00June 4, 2015|

Kentucky ESEA waiver extension approved

The United States Department of Education has approved Kentucky’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver. The state’s current waiver expires at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

By |2018-12-04T14:22:16-05:00April 2, 2015|

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|

Feedback is critical to success

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Kentucky began implementing a new state accountability system in 2011-12. The system is called Unbridled Learning. It was built on the requirements of Senate Bill 1 (2009) and is used to meet state accountability requirements as well as the federal requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education/No Child Left Behind Act. The system has [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:11:51-04:00September 16, 2014|

USED action contrary to state, federal law

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday For readers who missed my blog last week, you may want to review the good news and bad news about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers. In the blog I said, “I believe the current waiver process represents a major federal intrusion into the rights of each state to develop, implement, and manage the [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:38:12-05:00August 26, 2014|

Science standards, assessments and Senate Bill 1

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Since the day Senate Bill 1 passed the General Assembly in spring 2009 and the Governor signed it into law, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Board of Education have been working diligently to fully realize the requirements of this visionary legislation: more rigorous academic standards, new assessments, a balanced accountability system [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:45:48-05:00June 10, 2014|

In support of educators and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday I recently had the opportunity to testify before the Senate Education Committee about the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics and the Next-Generation Science Standards, adopted in our state and collectively known as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. The hearing was on Senate Bill 224, which would abandon the standards and [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:38:55-05:00March 25, 2014|

Using intervention strategies to boost student success

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday When the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1 in 2009, a key component was the ACT assessment for college readiness. The General Assembly, through KRS 158.6459, made it clear that any student in grade 8 or grade 11 whose high school- or college-readiness scores reveal that additional work is needed in English, reading, or [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:39:33-05:00March 18, 2014|
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