Raise the Bar Louisville: New scores?
This means it's harder now for any student in Kentucky to be Proficient or Distinguished. In fact, when the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) releases test results this fall, some schools may have more than 30 percent fewer Proficient students, and some parents may be concerned about the overall score for their child's school. But there are three main things to keep in mind:. Test results released in the fall of 2012 will set a baseline for improvement in following years.
Raise the Bar Louisville: What is common core?
In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation that mandated more rigorous standards and state tests. Two years later, Kentucky became the first of 46 states to adopt the Common Core State Standards in math and English/language arts. These standards were adopted as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and Kentucky teachers began implementing them in the classroom during the last school year. The experts and educators built the new standards on the best old state standards as well as standards...