K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 10

K-PREP science at all school levels As we discussed in an earlier blog about the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests in social studies, we also find disturbing evidence that the new K-PREP science assessments for elementary and middle schools are nothing more than warmed over CATS Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT).…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 9

K-PREP high school science As with the other high school tests, K-PREP science scores for our high school students also do not come from a state-developed test. Instead, the high school science score is derived from performance on a new end-of-course exam in high school biology developed by the ACT, Inc., as part of the…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 8

K-PREP high school reading Continuing our examination of proficiency rate reporting from the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests, we now examine the high school reading evidence. K-PREP test data in reading for our high school students does not come from a state-developed tests. Instead, the reading score is derived from performance…

K-PREP and Unbridled Learning school testing and evaluation are here, but what does this mean? # 7

K-PREP high 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? Let’s shift focus to high school performance. K-PREP…

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…