Just Not Right

– Boone County High School awards graduation ceremony tickets by CATS scores Some educators never got it about our old CATS assessment. The scores never had high levels of accuracy for individual students. In fact, the test was never designed to generate highly accurate scores for individual students. This was all discussed last winter when…

KERA Math?

We’ve all seen or heard the ads – Kentucky’s governor claims the state’s horse industry employs 100,000 people. Now, the Lexington Herald-Leader sets that record straight – the real number is only about half of that amount. I guess this is the sort of thing we must expect after two decades of our kids not…

Covington, Once More

– School District is subject of major Enquirer article Things in education sometimes seem to run in cycles. Our current interest in the Covington Independent School District is a prime example. Within the past couple of days, we’ve discussed issues involving Covington here and here. Now, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Web site (which also covers articles…

Newsweek Nonsense

– Magazine ranks one of Kentucky’s poorest performing high schools among the country’s best Newsweek magazine’s 2009 ranking of high schools is out, and once again there is a Kentucky example of how fouled up this magazine’s rating process actually is. The case in point is Holmes High School in the Covington Independent School District.…

Representative Moberly Out as Chair of Important Education Committee

– Powerful, little known committee also conducts other business There were a number of important events at today’s meeting of the Kentucky legislature’s small but powerful Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS). Perhaps the most notable item was the vote that replaced Representative Harry Moberly with Representative Kent Stevens as EAARS co-chair. This marks…