‘Keep the focus on students …’

In the changing world of assessments and accountability, Rhonda Sims says there’s one thing teachers need to keep in mind.

By |2015-12-18T10:20:34-05:00September 22, 2015|

Kentucky Board of Education moves to close achievement gaps

Kentucky Board of Education member Nawanna Privett praises Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis and her staff for work on plans to close the achievement gap during the KBE meeting.Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 4, 2015 The Kentucky Board of Education yesterday renewed its commitment to educating ALL students and emphasized closing achievement gaps as one of its top priorities. [...]

By |2015-02-10T09:14:17-05:00February 5, 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|

Four Kentucky public schools win Blue Ribbon honors

The U. S. Department of Education (USED) has named four Kentucky public schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence. They are: Central Elementary, Marshall County Johnson Elementary, Fort Thomas Independent Tompkinsville Elementary, Monroe County Stopher Elementary, Jefferson County The Kentucky schools are among the 337 public and private, elementary, middle and high schools across [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:57:40-04:00October 2, 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|

Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools making gains

Kentucky Board of Education member Leo Calderon asks about a priority schools update during the KBE meeting in Frankfort, Ky.Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013 Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools are making promising progress on increasing student achievement, the Kentucky Board of Education learned at its meeting yesterday. Based on 2012-13 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System results, of [...]

By |2014-02-06T13:46:05-05:00February 6, 2014|
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