Kentucky Department of Education

State Releases School Accountability Scores

Sep 26, 2018
wsj.com

Parents of public school aged children may be checking school accountability readings.  State officials Wednesday released performance scores for elementary, middle, and high schools across the Commonwealth.

Focus on Business Host Tom Martin looks at financial literacy with Dr. Cynthia Harter, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at Eastern Kentucky University. She is also a member of the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth.

Dr. Harter explains House Bill 132 and the new requirements for upcoming high school freshmen in Kentucky.

How this  legislation came to pass for Kentucky students in this episode of Focus on Business.

Stu Johnson

Close to a hundred teachers gathered at Keeneland Tuesday for a financial literacy workshop. The day long program was designed to help educators K through 12 incorporate more financial literacy instruction in the classroom as required by a new state law.

education.ky.gov

State Education officials say they are making progress in meeting accountability and improvement standards.  A key report will be filed with the federal government next month.

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education say the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is moving forward.  Representatives with the U.S. Department of Education this week provided feedback to the state plan submitted in September.  Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says overall he’s pleased with the state’s progress and the assessment by federal officials.

wkyt.com

During the next month, Kentuckians are being asked to offer their thoughts on proposed academic standards for bible literacy courses taught in public high schools. 

The final standards are expected to be in place for elective classes to be offered during the next school year.


Eastern Kentucky School Scores Test Gains

Sep 29, 2016
pike.kyschools.us

A high school in far Eastern Kentucky tops the list of high schools making gains in student test scores.  Phelps High School scored 17 points higher than other schools in a just-released statewide testing report.

Phelps Principal Mike Hamilton says it’s not a “magic potion” but “buckling down” that led to higher test scores.  He says setting aside a half hour daily for targeted instruction has been helpful. 

Student Test Scores Show Progress

Sep 29, 2016
kentucky.com

Just-released testing data from the Kentucky Department of Education show gains in a number of areas.  The state’s chief education administrator admits progress doesn’t eliminate the need for future improvement.

High school graduation rates, along with college/career readiness continue to go up.  State officials say the number of schools and districts performing at the highest levels are up from last year.