Beware fake GED tests

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which is the General Educational Development Certificate (GED) managing agency in Kentucky, just posted a consumer alert about bogus on line GED test sites. The CPE says the only approved way to take the GED “is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center™.” The alert…

State board decision might impact performance trend lines in Jefferson County audits

WFPL reports that last week the Kentucky Board of Education voted to allow Jefferson County Public Schools to largely substitute their own, self-initiated audit for a standardized, state-conducted audit required under the rules of the federal School Improvement Grant/Persistently Low-Achieving Schools process. What is actually proposed is for a state audit team to create a…

Atlanta Journal-Constitution infers schools nationwide may be cheating on state assessments

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) took a huge swipe at the credibility of public school educators all across the nation. Based on its own research of state testing results from all 50 states and somewhere between 69,000 to 70,000 individual public schools, the newspaper has identified 200 school districts across the nation where the pattern…

Don’t laugh too hard, Kentucky

The Kentucky Post’s surviving web presence, KYPost.com (the Kentucky Post newspaper folded several years ago), posted this item about a math-challenged Idaho woman several days ago. The story concerns a video-gone-viral of a woman struggling with a very simple time/speed/distance math problem. Over four million have logged into You Tube to watch this compelling example…