KERA Theories That Just Didn’t Work

The dust is settling from the final signing of Senate Bill 1 (SB-1), which marks the well-deserved end of Kentucky’s second unsuccessful attempt to incorporate Progressive Education Theories into a valid assessment program. The demise of the CATS assessments, which never changed enough from the original KIRIS assessment to be successful, reminds me of other…

Editors Make Lousy Education Analysts

– Editorial staff at the Courier-Journal continues to provide evidence that they really don’t understand Kentucky education During last year’s meetings of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Assessment and Accountability Task Force, I found myself agreeing with the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) on a number of points. One is the fact that federal writing test…