Governor claims Kentucky education is back with a vengeance, next day the state’s ranking in Education Week report plummets

Kentuckians heard it until it came out of their ears. The 2013 edition of Education Week newspaper’s annual Quality Counts report dubiously ranked Kentucky’s education at 10th best in the nation. We heard this 10th place stuff from major newspapers. We heard it from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We heard it from the Kentucky…

Kentucky’s true achievement gap problem: Part 4, Gaps consistently bad in ACT Testing

Kentucky’s public education system continues to face a number of problems, but one of the most serious problems involves the state’s chronic white minus black achievement gaps. We previously examined long term gap trends from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the EXPLORE and PLAN tests from ACT, Inc. Today, we’ll look at test…