Logan has been writing about Grant County Public Schools lately, so let’s use that school district as a way to introduce all of you to a neat on-line tool from the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability.
This tool is called the “Kentucky District Data Profiles.” It is a PDF document listing two pages of statistics for each school district in Kentucky. The current on-line version is for the 2007-2008 school year, but the 2008-2009 draft was approved on June 14, 2009 by the Kentucky Legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee and should be uploaded shortly.
Here are the two pages of data for Grant County for the 2007-2008 year (you can click on them to enlarge).
As I look at this data, Grant County seems to be performing around the state average on most of these indicators. The only notable exception is the percentage of AP Exams scoring 3 or higher, where Grant County’s 12 percent figure is way below the state average of 47 percent. That won’t change much when the new data comes out, but otherwise Grant County is an average performer.
So, this makes me wonder: why didn’t Grant County want to send us their superintendent’s annual evaluation?
Anyway, getting back to the District Data Profiles, I think the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability deserves a hearty “well done” for creating this useful tool that everyone in the commonwealth can use to learn more about their taxpayer funded public school system.