Kentucky’s white students almost stagnant in 2017 NAEP – Grade 8 Math

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Math has been the Bluegrass State’s most challenging performance area on the NAEP for years, and Grade 8 math has…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 8 Reading

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Let’s look at Eighth grade NAEP reading in the Bluegrass State. In 2015 as this graphic assembled with the NAEP…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 4 Math

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Math has been the Bluegrass State’s most challenging performance area on the NAEP for years, though problems have been more…

Kentucky Board of Education’s special meeting raises serious open meetings questions

The April 17, 2018 special meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education that culminated in the resignation of Commissioner Stephen Pruitt was marred by several open meetings violations. It was not an auspicious beginning for the board’s “different direction.” Some of the violations were indisputable, like the board’s failure to vote on the motion to…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 4 Reading

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Fourth grade reading has been the Bluegrass State’s best performance area on the NAEP for years, and that was true…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 8 Math

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Grade 4 and Grade 8 mathematics and reading have finally been released, and I already discussed Kentucky’s Grade 4 NAEP white minus black students’ reading gap and mathematics gap, and the Grade 8 Reading gap. So, let’s look at Kentucky’s NAEP Grade 8 white minus…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 8 Reading

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Grade 4 and Grade 8 mathematics and reading have finally been released, and it is time to examine a key problem in Kentucky’s schools – the chronic achievement gaps between the state’s white and black students. I already discussed Kentucky’s Grade 4 NAEP white minus…