Do Kentucky’s KPREP school assessments do what they are supposed to do?

If so, why is the evidence not available after five years of KPREP testing? The Bluegrass Institute has discovered a rather extraordinary January 6, 2017 letter from the US Department of Education to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt. This letter says evidence provided by the Kentucky Department of Education only shows that the state’s…

Bluegrass Institute welcomes Director of Digital Marketing

For Immediate Release: Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 Contact: Jim Waters @bipps or (859) 444-5630 (LEXINGTON, Ky.) — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, is pleased to welcome Folu Elegbede as its new Director of Digital Marketing. Elegbede, a Lexington resident and Nigerian native, will oversee the expansion of the Bluegrass…

Gaps and trends in Kentucky’s graduation rates and readiness rates for white and black students also problematic

I recently blogged about the overall trend in high school graduation rates found in Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning school accountability results for 2016. Now, we separately examine graduation rates for Kentucky’s whites and blacks. We also examine the white minus black graduation rate gaps and the changes in those gaps over time. As we did in…