K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 6

K-PREP elementary school reading We’ve been writing about the new Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results and the Unbridled Learning school accountability scores. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? Our first blogs looked at K-PREP middle school…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 5

K-PREP elementary school math We’ve been writing about the new Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results and the Unbridled Learning school accountability scores. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? Our first four blogs looked at K-PREP middle…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean?

STOP PRESS! K-PREP gaps in elementary schools One of the biggest concerns about the new K-PREP program is a loss of the level of protection afforded to minorities under the now waived No Child Left Behind school accountability program. While the new Unbridled Learning accountability program does include an element that looks at achievement gaps,…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 4

K-PREP social studies We’ve been writing about the new Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results and the Unbridled Learning school accountability scores. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? Our first three blogs looked at K-PREP eighth grade…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 3

K-PREP middle school science The new Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results and the Unbridled Learning school accountability scores have now been released. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? Our first two blogs looked at K-PREP eighth…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? #2

K-PREP middle school reading The new Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results and the Unbridled Learning school accountability scores have now been released. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? Our first blog looked at K-PREP eighth grade…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? #1

K-PREP middle school math The new “Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress” (K-PREP) test results and the “Unbridled Learning” school accountability scores have now been released. People are asking, “What do these new test scores show? Is the new program really more rigorous? Is it rigorous enough? While the newspapers will undoubtedly cover the final…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean?

Introduction Once again, Kentucky finds itself in the national spotlight for public school testing. The reason: new “Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress” (K-PREP) tests in elementary and middle school reading and mathematics are the first in the nation to be fully developed around the new Common Core State Standards. Those new standards have been…

Fussing about the new ‘Unbridled Learning’ school accountability program (Revised)

The Lexington Herald-Leader chimed in on Friday about the state’s new “Unbridled Learning” school accountability program. The article has the potentially understated title, “New test scores could be a shock to Kentucky parents, educators say.” As has been happening in news articles all around the state, the Herald-Leader discusses attempts from Frankfort to downplay the…

Kentucky pushes for school innovation using charter-style freedom – Not

The Courier-Journal ran an article a few days ago titled, “Kentucky pushes for school innovation using charter-style freedom.” This involves bait-and-switc legislation from the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that attempts to fool Kentuckians into thinking we are about to get something just as good as real charter schools. Hardly. The so-called Districts…