Senate Bill 1

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|

Senate Bill 1: Plan…Do…Study…Act

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Since Senate Bill 1 (2009) was enacted, Kentucky has certainly been seen as a leader in the nation for our work in implementing college/career-ready standards, assessments, a new accountability system and professional development for educators. As these core processes begin to stabilize after three full years of implementation, it is important that Kentucky look [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:40:09-05:00March 11, 2014|

Senate Bill 1 and Kentucky Core Academic Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently had a column published in the Cincinnati Enquirer  in which he discusses the link between Senate Bill 1 and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. This is a longer version of that column. Our goal in Kentucky is to provide students in our state with a world class education that will prepare them for [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:51:22-05:00June 4, 2013|

Meetings focus on new student report cards, Unbridled Learning

Kentucky’s new school and student accountability and assessment system meets the requirements of Senate Bill 1 and the pledges of the state’s waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. For Kentucky school board members and superintendents, one of those challenges will be explaining the Unbridled Learning system and what the measures of student achievement mean at the local level. [...]

By |2012-09-12T09:50:37-04:00September 13, 2012|

The cost of not raising compulsory school attendance

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Twenty-six million dollars is a big number. That is the amount some are estimating it will cost Kentucky taxpayers to raise the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18. I and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) have counted such a change as a top priority in past legislative sessions. The 2012 session [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:00:01-05:00February 7, 2012|

PD program addresses literacy education hot topics

The Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) is a professional development program that focuses on Senate Bill 1 mandates; Kentucky Core Academic Standards; college and career readiness preparation; and formative assessments. KRP is a yearlong graduate-level course centered on research-based reading instruction. It is taught by literacy faculty at each of the eight state universities. Teachers in grades K-5 may participate in [...]

By |2012-02-01T13:40:08-05:00February 2, 2012|

Kentucky leaps 20 spots in national education ranking

Kentucky’s ranking in an annual grading of all states on key education indicators rose dramatically this year, placing the state 14th in the nation for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and many other variables related to public education. Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on P-12 education) produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:48:33-04:00January 12, 2012|

Kentucky awarded $17 million in federal Race to the Top funding

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that Kentucky will receive a Race to the Top grant of $17 million to advance targeted K-12 reforms aimed at improving student achievement. Kentucky and six other states — Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — will each receive a share of the $200 million in Race to the Top [...]

By |2011-12-27T10:22:46-05:00December 27, 2011|

Performance Excellence connection project

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will provide tools to analyze resource decisions to improve school districts’ operational processes and free resources to invest in the work of Senate Bill 1 through the Performance Excellence Connection Project. The “Kentucky Best Practices” website is a component of the project, and it will enable school districts to share solutions to common operational [...]

By |2011-04-27T09:53:23-04:00April 28, 2011|
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