Top 20 by 2020?

Over at the Prichard Committee, they are pushing something called “Top 20 by 2020,” a plan to have Kentucky’s education system rank among the top 20 states in the nation by the year 2020. The latest shot was fired in Owensboro a couple of days ago, according to a news report, “Group maintains Top 20…

The Real ACT Deal – Part 2

– Comparing ACT Scores to Participation in Public and Non-Public Schools Feedback on my Bluegrass Blog post on “The Real ACT Deal” indicates I need to more extensively discuss the way participation on the ACT college entrance test varied in the public and other-than-public schools in Kentucky after 1993. If you want to see how…

Look Deep to Analyze KERA

– Prichard’s Blog now helps make the point I’ve been pointing out for some time that to really understand what is happening under Kentucky’s public school education reform, you have to look at separated data for different student subgroups. That’s true whether we are talking about CATS, the ACT college entrance tests, or the National…

The Real ACT Deal

Back last August when the overall average ACT scores for all 2008 high school graduates came out, I cautioned that the overall scores might be impacted by the performance of students who didn’t attend public schools. I was right. Finally, through the good offices of State Senator Jack Westwood (Thank You to this supporter of…