Richard Innes, education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute, will be discussing the brewing test-score storm in Jefferson County Public Schools on WHAS with Mandy Connell. Be sure to tune in Monday at 9 a.m.! You can listen here.
For background information, you can read Innes’ recent comments on the situation here.
The Carlisle County School District’s superintendent posted this interesting blog item with some initial reactions to various parts of the new K-PREP tests from students and teachers. While the comments come only from a few, they point to some real concerns about the new assessments.
I am sure all are holding their breath for the lower scores we anticipate receiving sometime in late October, according to the Kentucky Department of Education yesterday. Perhaps more students and teachers will chime in with their feelings after those scores release.
This Saturday, September 29, Jim Waters, interim president for the Bluegrass Institute, will be the keynote speaker at two events!
Murray, Kentucky: Jim will speak at 10 a.m at a gathering for the Murray Tea Party at the Murray Central Park.
Hawesville, Kentucky: Later that afternoon at 4 p.m., Jim will speak at the Hancock County “Red, White and Blue Picnic” at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.
We would love to see Bluegrass Institute supporters come out to these two events!