ABC News: Common Core fails major goal – Test results not comparable across states

The news article is pretty self-explanatory. It says: “What began as an effort to increase transparency and allow parents and school leaders to assess performance nationwide has largely unraveled, chiefly because states are dropping out of the two testing groups and creating their own exams.” ABC News also says: “Even when all the results are…

How Kentucky’s dominant racial group compares against their counterparts on the 2015 ACT

Now that I have explained why you have to break the ACT data out by race before you start ranking against other states, let’s look at how Kentucky’s white high school graduates of 2015 (includes all school types: public, private and home school combined) stack up against whites in other states that tested all their…

ACT’s verdict on the real college readiness rate for Kentucky’s students

We’ve heard a lot of “stuff” about Kentucky’s supposedly wonderful college readiness rates over the past few years since Common Core came along. For example, last year the Kentucky statewide school report card (access from here) claimed the overall College and/or Career readiness rate was 62.5 percent, a figure Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday…