The Kentucky Department of Education just announced that the 2009 No Child Left Behind scores for Kentucky will finally be released on September 23, 2009.
That will be six and a half weeks later than last year’s August 5th release.
Some of the delay is explained by bad weather last year which resulted in some schools getting a two week extension on the mandatory testing dates. Some of the delay, that is.
Of course, by the time parents find out next week that No Child allows their child a right to transfer to a better school, we will be so far into the new school year that few parents are likely to take that disruptive option.
Once again, parents and students lose because the state didn’t get the scores back on time because our testing company couldn’t cope with delayed returns that impacted only a portion of our schools.