For thirty-five years, the Prichard Committee has been talking about education. From books to reports, town halls and study groups, we’ve used many forums for these important discussions. Today, we launch a new one. Welcome to Ed. - a blog about excellence with equity...
Kentucky has identified eleven ways our high school students can show that they are ready for success in college or a career, with schools getting credit if students fulfill any one of the eleven options.
Those options are set up in the regulation creating our new accountability system, 703 KAR 5:270. Under that regulation, the Transition Readiness Indicator will reflect four kinds of data on high school graduates:
Students demonstrating academic readiness
Students demonstrating career readiness
English learners who meet criteria for English language proficiency
Students who participate in the alternative assessment program and meet academic or career readiness criteria on those assessments
Hot of the presses, here’s the Prichard Committee’s new overview of Kentucky’s laws on charter schools.
In six pages, Kentucky Charter Schools: Some Frequently Asked Questions shares definitions, rules on charter school accountability and admissions, requirements for charter school applications and authorization, and other parts of the legal framework for charter schools in our Commonwealth.
Sources for learning more about Kentucky’s charter school statutes and regulations are also included, and we hope you find it helpful!read more
By the end of September, the Kentucky Department of Education will identify:
About 50 schools for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) based on the performance of all students
Close to half of all schools for targeted support and improvement (TSI) based on how specific student groups are doing
This new approach will challenge schools to seek deeper and stronger ways to build excellence with equity, and it will create a new opening for community participation in developing schools where all students can flourish.
AUGUST 2018 \\\\\ TRIMBLE COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH MAKING SURE LEARNING STICKS In a social studies classroom, a group of teenagers gather for a rare experience in schools — going over material that has already been tested. Having earned scores or teacher referrals...read more
Preparing Our Students for the Economy of Today and the Future: Ensuring a Meaningful High School Diploma
By now everyone knows and widely accepts that a postsecondary degree or certificate is important for future success. Projections for Kentucky show that 62% of jobs by 2020 will require some level of postsecondary education. And, given the speed of technological...read more
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is considering a proposal from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to make substantial changes to the state’s minimum high school graduation requirements. They will vote on the proposal in early October. In my previous...read more
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is considering a proposal from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to make substantial changes to the state’s minimum high school graduation requirements. They will vote on the proposal in October. I have many thoughts...read more
Kentucky K-12 education runs on a little under $8 billion a year, and the SEEK formula, combining state and local dollars, handles nearly $5 million of that total. Here’s the Prichard Committee’s new flashcard-based approach to visualizing how that crucial formula works. It offers quick-moving access to the four major steps of how SEEK is designed to equalize funding to school districts and to key concerns about how the formula is working now.read more
JULY 2018 \\\\\ SOUTH HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY IN HENDERSON RELATIONSHIPS SPARK ACADEMICS Last summer, when Lydia Burnette of Henderson was thinking ahead to fifth grade at South Heights Elementary, she was called in for a special assignment: Casually loiter in the school...read more
Kentucky’s new education accountability plan – thoughts for policy and data people Geology students learn to distinguish among many different kinds of rocks, many of which appear exactly the same. Diorite, tonalite, monzonite, syenite, anorthosite – you could call...read more
On Tuesday, June 26, members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team addressed Education Secretary Betsy Devos’ panel of policy makers who made a stop in Lexington as part a national listening tour to identify solutions to issues around school safety....read more
Finding a Path – Navigating Kentucky’s New Education Accountability for Parents and Community Leadership
Over the next two years, state education leaders will be working to shift the ways they evaluate and communicate about student learning in Kentucky public schools and school districts. While I have 142 questions about how all of this will play out, here is one of the...read more
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