The Bluegrass Institute released a report, “Examining Kentucky’s No Child Left Behind Tier 5 Schools” in August 2009. This report examined performance in Kentucky’s poorest performing schools under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) assessment program in 2008.
One month later, on September 23, 2009 the Kentucky Department of Education released the 2009 NCLB results for all Kentucky public schools.
So, what happened to those Tier 5 schools?
The short answer is that not one of them earned their way out of Tier status in 2009 due to improved performance. However, six of the schools, as we have mentioned before, got a “Get Out of Jail Free Card” from NCLB, anyway.
To see more details, check out our new freedomkentucky.org Wiki item, “Examining Kentucky’s No Child Left Behind Tier 5 Schools — 2009 Update.”