I think I know how this works, and I think these are the relevant numbers: 46,447 students graduated from Kentucky public high schools in 2017-18 28,283 of those graduates were identified as transition ready (meaning academic ready, career ready, or both) 60.9 percent...read more
Kentucky's new School Report Cards are here! The new format for annual data on our schools has a friendlier layout and some important innovations, so I’m going to share what I saw in my first tour of the site. When you arrive at the main landing page, you can choose...read more
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.read more
Compared to 2017, high results released today showed continuing improvement in graduation rates, but an alarming drop in high school juniors reaching the ACT benchmarks established by the Council for Postsecondary Education. As shown in the table below, graduation...read more
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...read more
Compared to 2017, elementary school KPREP results released today showed declining levels of proficiency in math, social studies and writing and only small increases in reading proficiency. As shown in the table below, this pattern was visible for all students and also...read more
Jefferson County NAEP Results: Like or Below Public Schools Nationwide, Above Large Cities at a Few Points
Compared to results for public schools across the U.S., Jefferson County 2017 NAEP results were lower than results for U.S. public schools overall by a statistically significant margin for: All students in grade 8 reading, grade 4 mathematics, and grade 8 mathematics...read more
How is Kentucky’s largest district doing? Here are seven major points about what can be seen in a look at selected data on Jefferson County and other districts. At the end, you can download short reports with additional data on each point 1. Jefferson County serves...read more
Here's a summary of how Kentucky average scale scores changed from 2015 to 2017, using the NAEP data released yesterday. I don't see any way to call this strong movement toward excellence with equity. All the statistically significant changes move downward. Mind, I...read more
This Prichard Committee statement was released this afternoon. NAEP Results Signal Serious Concern About Declining Progress in Education Sense of Urgency Necessary to Return Kentucky to a Positive Path LEXINGTON, Ky. – The latest results from the National Assessment...read more
As noted in the previous post, Kentucky saw a decline in fourth grade reading from 2015 to 2017, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Those results showed no improvement for groups by English learner status, disability status,...read more
The latest results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress, released today, show Kentucky’s students with: A declining average scale score in fourth grade reading compared to 2015 No significant change in eighth grade reading, fourth grade mathematics...read more
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