SUSAN PERKINS WESTON
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The Kentucky Academic Standards play a central role to Kentucky public education, specifying what we want students to know and be able to do at the end of each grade. Today, we’re sharing a new flashcard overview of those standards, complete with:
A definition, backed by explanations of how standards compare to curriculum and assessment
Notes on the main elements in Kentucky’s reading, writing, and mathematics standards
An explanation of how Kentucky Academic Standards are set and revised
We hope you find it helpful, and here’s a quick sample to encourage you to check out the complete flashcard deck.
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.
Susan Perkins Weston analyzes Kentucky data and policy, and she’s always on the lookout for ways to enrich the instructional core where students and teachers work together on learning content. Susan is an independent consultant who has been taking on Prichard Committee assignments since 1991.