And, this is a high performing school system in Kentucky! By any reasonable measure, the Walton-Verona Independent School District in Northern Kentucky has to be considered one of the states better performers. In our new Bang for the Buck 2012 report, Walton-Verona’s 28 percent better than the average efficiency ranked seventh best in the state.…
Buddy Berry of Eminence Independent – Bang for the Buck press conf. 09/17/12 from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports “School accountability raises major questions.” At least, that is what is happening in the Harlan County School District. Among other things, the district is unhappy with the way the new program rates schools using a norming process rather than setting a specific performance criterion. Under this norming process, results from…
Monday morning, Richard Innes spent about 45 minutes discussing the test score debacle in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) with Mandy Connell on WHAS. Listen to the discussion below. You can read Innes’ thoughts about the JCPS test score coming storm here and here.
Last week at our press conference held at Eminence Independent, Kay Kennedy from the Kentucky Department of Education spoke about school spending efficiency. Kay Kennedy of KDE – Bang for the Buck press conf. 09/17/12 from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo.
Sam Sanders of LaRue County – Bang for the Buck press conf. 09/17/12 from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo.
Tim Moore of Mason County – Bang for the Buck press conf. 09/17/12 from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo.
Pete Galloway of Graves County – Bang for the Buck press conf. 09/17/12 from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo.
Check out “test prep” in this Kentucky middle school. Give us a comment if you figure out which school this is (I think I know). The good news is if the staff members lose their jobs over this, I hear the NYC Rockettes may be hiring.
The Carlisle County School District’s superintendent posted this interesting blog item with some initial reactions to various parts of the new K-PREP tests from students and teachers. While the comments come only from a few, they point to some real concerns about the new assessments. I am sure all are holding their breath for the…