Kentucky Legislators Wrangle Over Identifying Schools for State Support

Kentucky Legislators Wrangle Over Identifying Schools for State Support

February 14, 2019

Kevin Wheatley reports for WDRB that a bill that would “change how Kentucky schools are identified for additional state support based on student performance” under ESSA “may be revised based on concerns raised” by Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. “Instead of comparing test scores of student subgroups—based on factors like race, family income and disability status—with the bottom 5 percent of schools as the Kentucky Department of Education currently does,” the bill “calls for subgroups to be compared to the same subgroups in the bottom 5 percent of schools starting next school year.”