Kentucky’s math problems

There is no question – math has historically been the weakest academic area in Kentucky’s public school system. Thus, the Kentucky Legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS) directed the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability (OEA) to perform a very extensive study of the situation. The report has been presented to the EAARS for…

Federal testing says Louisville’s schools no better than in nation’s largest cities

New National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results from the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment in Mathematics are out. For the first time, the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville participated in this special administration of the NAEP. Unfortunately, while Louisville had strong demographic advantages compared to other participating school systems, its math performance…