Data is the means to reaching Kentucky’s education goals

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The release of Unbridled Learning accountability results last month was met with a flurry of newspaper stories, board presentations, parent workshops and a lot of discussion. As expected, early reports seemed to focus on the overall drop in proficiency and the new state-provided percentile rankings for schools and districts. A few accounts rightfully noted [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:23:03-04:00December 4, 2012|

Program Review clarification

The Unbridled Learning accountability model is organized around the Kentucky Board of Education’s four strategic priorities: Next-Generation Learners, Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support, Next-Generation Professionals and Next-Generation Schools/ Districts. The recent first release of data from the Unbridled Learning model included only the Next-Generation Learners component (Achievement [Proficiency], Gap, Growth, Readiness for College/Career and Graduation Rate). In the fall of [...]

By |2012-11-14T08:47:13-05:00November 15, 2012|

Big picture of Kentucky’s education transformation

The implementation of 2009’s Senate Bill 1, the work of which is now called Unbridled Learning, is becoming a reality.   Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As is the case when undertaking major change or a series of changes, day-to-day challenges and pressures can become our focus and the larger picture or goals can become less clear. That is [...]

By |2020-09-10T09:39:16-04:00July 3, 2012|

Kentucky granted NCLB flexibility request

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced today that Kentucky’s application for flexibility under federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB) has been approved.

By |2019-02-12T15:50:12-05:00February 9, 2012|
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