It came up during today’s Kentucky Board of Education meeting in a discussion about extra help, called testing accommodations, given to students with learning disabilities.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday pointed out something I have been saying since 1999 – Kentucky’s testing policies for learning disabled students impact the validity of the state’s reading scores, both on state reading assessments and on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Holliday specifically told the board:
“Our NAEP scores are in question.”
Click the “Read more” link to learn the shocking story about how Kentucky’s educators have been reading kids the so-called reading tests in this state.