High Dropout Rates –

Too Many Still Ignoring Them “One of the first steps for anyone wanting to reduce the dropout rate in a community may be to convince others that a dropout problem exists.” From: Reducing Dropout Rates – “Grad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis” Education Week Subscription Required). It’s nice to see…

Courier CATS Diatribe

Never has so much nonsense been assembled by so few to attempt to bamboozle so many Today’s Courier-Journal opinion piece establishes a new low for factual ignorance. To wit: (1) The Courier charges that former Education Commissioner Jon Draud started the current process to revise (flatten in the Courier’s words) CATS. Nonsense! CATS was under…

CATS Changes May Be Nearer

Here’s the latest on the bill to change CATS testing from the Courier-Journal. What’s new here is that Representative Harry Moberly now seems willing to completely remove the writing portfolios from the assessment. Instead, these would be used as instructional tools with their use monitored by Frankfort (a plan we have supported for some time).…