ACCOUNTABILITY

Informing the public creates better schools and student outcomes

For more than three decades, the Committee and the many citizens and institutions who support our cause have called for policies and grassroots action that build a path to a larger life for all Kentuckians.

Central to that aspiration is an educational system that promotes development of the “whole child.” To mature, and succeed in creating productive citizens, all levels of that system must be held accountable for every student’s achievement – a concept that the Committee calls “Excellence with Equity.”

Our state’s accountability framework is one of the most important policies that the Commonwealth of Kentucky sets for P-12 education. The Committee has been an active participant with the Kentucky Department of Education and other stakeholders in creating a new accountability system for the state that sets ambitious goals for student learning, educates and empowers parents with information about schools, and provides state and local education leaders and policymakers with data to help make more informed decisions to improve opportunities for each student.

Accountability and transparency for student results have long been high priorities for the Committee. We continuously study priority issues, inform the public and policymakers and engage citizens, business leaders, families, students, and others in a shared mission to move Kentucky to the top tier of all states for education success.