2018 Middle School Results Are Mixed

by | Sep 26, 2018

Compared to 2017, middle school KPREP results released today showed potentially important increases in reading and writing proficiency, but also showed proficiency declines in mathematics and social studies.

As shown in the table below, this pattern was visible for all students and also English learners, students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, Hispanic students, and students of two or more races. For African American students, proficiency increased in social studies as well as reading and writing, but for students with identified disabilities, only the writing results improved.

The Prichard Committee statement on citizen engagement and state policy leadership to build robust and consistent improvement is available here.


Since 1983, the Prichard Committee has worked to study priority issues, inform the public and policy makers about best practices and engage citizens, business leaders, families, students, and other stakeholders in a shared mission to move Kentucky to the top tier of all states for education excellence and equity for all children, from their earliest years through postsecondary education.

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