“Our NAEP scores are in question”

It came up during today’s Kentucky Board of Education meeting in a discussion about extra help, called testing accommodations, given to students with learning disabilities. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday pointed out something I have been saying since 1999 – Kentucky’s testing policies for learning disabled students impact the validity of the state’s reading…

Kentucky Commissioner of Education to join federal testing oversight board

The National Assessment Governing Board has announced that Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday will join the board in October. NAGB, as it is often called from its initials, oversees policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a very important set of federally administered tests. Dr. Holliday’s excellent background and strong commitment to data…

Coverage from today’s “Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky” press conference

The Kentucky Enquirer’s nky.com web site just posted education reporter William Croyle’s “Bluegrass Institute pushes digital learning” article about our press conference today. Croyle does a great job covering what we said about the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning and some of the great digital learning opportunities that are coming on line in…