Kentucky’s new data files on student results can be a bit daunting, not least because assessment performance is shown in a Excel file with 187,846 rows of data. An innovative school dashboard, with much more accessible displays, is under construction but not available yet.
While we wait, we’d like to offer students, parents, and other citizens another way to begin their exploration. Our Quick Look reports offer a single page for each school.
On that one page, you’ll find results for all student and for 12 students groups, including percent proficient/distinguished in each tested subject, and also including the four-year graduation rate for high schools. Here’s an example using statewide elementary results:
You can use your school’s report to:
- get a sense of your school’s overall performance
- see how different student groups are doing and what achievement gaps your school may have
- compare your school to statewide results (shared in the same format) compare this year’s results to past results shown in older online school report cards (with hints for finding that data also included)
We hope this is a helpful tool for community engagement around building academic excellence for each and every student in our common schools. You can download the reports by level of school using the links below.
What you see may also inspire you to dig into those big state files. You can find them by going to the Supplemental Data section of the Department’s Open House portal. There, you’ll find test scores under Assessment and graduation rates as part of the Summary file under Accountability.
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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.