A comparison of how Kentucky’s KPREP school assessment grading stacks up to other states

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences under the National Center for Education Statistics just posted an interesting study titled “Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments.” Essentially, this study uses the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as a ruler to allow…

Back to school: It’s about the kids

Approximately 43% of Kentucky’s state budget goes toward K-12 education. Yet, when looking at Kentucky students’ performance in math and reading, it’s apparent we aren’t putting our students first when it comes to the spending of those dollars. We’re failing far too many students, especially minorities. Watching the news during the last several legislative sessions,…