Let’s rank Kentucky’s NAEP scores intelligently – Grade 8 Math

Unfortunately, doing valid comparisons of Kentucky’s NAEP scores to those from other states isn’t so easy. For one thing, statistical sampling errors in NAEP turn many apparent “wins” into nothing more than ties. Other factors such as wildly different student demographics and the ever-present achievement gaps complicate state to state comparison of scores, as well.…

Kentucky’s education performance ranking at issue again

Senator Higdon conducts “school” As I previously wrote, educational progress in Kentucky became an issue again during the Kentucky Legislature’s Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee meeting yesterday. Kentucky’s supposed education ranking compared to other states was one of the major topics, so it seems worthwhile to explore again some of the rich evidence this blog…

Kentucky’s Overall Progress on NAEP an Issue Again

At today’s meeting of the Kentucky Legislature’s Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, the subject of Kentucky’s progress on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) came up again. So, I will be resurrecting and updating some earlier blogs that already deal with this information. To start, let’s look at the earliest and latest available NAEP…

PRUITT TO TESTIFY BEFORE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA) IMPLEMENTATION

Of possible interest to BIPPS readers: KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MEDIA ADVISORY No. 16-062 July 13, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Rodriguez Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4610 | Cell: (502) 330-5063 | E-mail: nancy.rodriguez@education.ky.gov PRUITT TO TESTIFY BEFORE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA) IMPLEMENTATION (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen…

More claims from new Prichard/Chamber report about Kentucky education that just don’t hold up

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently issued a joint report called “A Citizen’s Guide to KENTUCKY EDUCATION, Reform, Progress, Continuing Challenges.” This paper talks about supposed progress and challenges for Kentucky’s public education system. It also tries to boost support for the state’s current education standards. Sadly, the…

Teachers taking professional development into their own hands in Jefferson County

FINALLY! WDRB just ran a short article, “Teachers create, attend inaugural ‘EdCampJCPS’” that really caught my attention. It talks about teachers in Jefferson County taking professional development into their own hands, running their own seminar program where teachers can share success and failure programs with their colleagues. Now, this is encouraging. Teachers acting as real…