How novel: Fayette County Schools superintendent wants to do what he’s supposed to do

Kentucky’s ‘Ungraded Primary’ – it was easily one of the most controversial features of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. ‘Ungraded Primary’ did away with the traditional school configuration of Kindergarten through the third grade. Instead, early learners were supposed to be grouped according to their performance in each academic area. Students would be…

Where are those charter schools?

We talk frequently about charter schools here at the Bluegrass Institute, so I thought you might like to see where they are most frequently found. This list comes from US Department of Education data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics. Notes to the table As an additional note, I calculated the percentages in…

Cheating on School Tests in Kentucky: Did some schools cheat on the KCCT?

Was there cheating on the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)? I wrote a few days ago about a new report, “Kentucky State Testing for Education Accountability: An Examination of Security-related Threats to Making Valid Inferences and Suggested Best Practices” from the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (LRC). This report examines the current situation with testing security…