Kentucky

Following Per-Pupil Expenditure Data in Kentucky

This piece from the Bluegrass Institute takes a look at recently added per-pupil expenditure data on Kentucky’s school report cards. According to the analysis, there are errors within the data that lead to an inaccurate picture of how much each school is actually spending on...

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State Lawmakers Push for Changes to Kentucky’s School Rating System

Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill last week that would change the state’s brand-new accountability rating system. “If signed by the governor, the measure would scrap the state’s 1-year-old 5-star rating system, and replace it with a color-coded speedometer.” A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education noted...

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Kentucky’s New Accountability System Launches

Kentucky’s latest assessment scores are scheduled to be released today, and for “the first time, the state’s public schools will be rated with one to five stars, with five being the highest performing.” Schools “that would have received four or five stars for their performances...

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Kentucky Law Puts Federal Funding at Risk

“Kentucky education officials had to scramble after learning a new state law ran afoul of federal education law, putting funding in jeopardy,” writes Olivia Krauth for the Louisville Courier Journal. “During the legislative session this year, state lawmakers passed a bill changing how schools are identified...

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New Kentucky Accountability System

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. provides an update on his state’s new 5-star accountability system, which is set to roll out later this month or early next and offer parents new and more transparent ways to understand the performance of their children’s schools....

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Kentucky Prepares to Roll Out Star Rating System

This fall, the Kentucky Department of Education will roll out its ESSA-based school rating system, reports Liz Schlemmer for WKY NPR. “Kentucky is designing its star system right now,” and the Kentucky Department of Education “has brought together a committee of superintendents and principals and...

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Kentucky Looking to Change Accountability System Again?

According to Olivia Krauth at Insider Louisville, Kentucky’s school accountability system will soon change due to passage or recent legislation. “The state changed how it identifies schools for additional support last year in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act,” and then “rolled out...

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Kentucky Launches Online School Report Card

According to the Owensboro Times, the Kentucky Department of Education has unveiled the state’s School Report Card, an online platform that “includes data metrics and visualizations to highlight key information about schools and districts.” ESSA requires that, each state create an “online school report card...

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