Legislation to Alter Kentucky’s School Accountability System Advances Out of Committee

Legislation to Alter Kentucky’s School Accountability System Advances Out of Committee

February 27, 2020

State lawmakers in Kentucky advanced a bill that “would alter Kentucky’s school accountability system” out of the Senate Education Committee. The legislation would “gauge student achievement on annual K-PREP results, called ‘status,’ and improvement over time, called ‘change.’” The amended version of the bill gives the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) more involvement than a previous version had allowed. An official with KDE said the only remaining concern the agency has with the bill “is its complexity, which will require revisions to the state’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.” The new system proposed by the legislation is “heavily modeled” after California’s school accountability system.