ACT for Kentucky’s public and non-public school students over the years

One of our more consistently requested reports Years ago, I started computing scores to answer a frequent question: How do Kentucky’s non-public school students, those in private, parochial and home schools, do on the ACT. The ACT, Inc. does not directly report scores for the non-public group of high school graduates. The ACT, Inc’s own…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ring education’s liberty bell in Kentucky, too

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation’s most challenging educational environments. The fact that national test results show…

New NAEP shows charter schools in Atlanta make difference for black students, and it’s getting better!

Despite a lot of hand-wringing about the new, generally disappointing results in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ (NAEP) reading and math results for 2019, there is a real bright spot regarding Atlanta’s charter schools. Without question, black students who attend Atlanta’s charter schools do notably better than black students who attend that city’s traditional…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 8 Math

This is the final blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 8 Reading

This is the third blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 4 Math

This is the second blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 4 Reading

One of the pitfalls of comparing state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress is ignoring the major differences in student demographics across different states by only comparing the overall average score for all students tested in each state. Doing such simplistic “all student” comparisons winds up comparing scores for lots of white students…