Rewarding failure: Fayette County Public Schools


Fayette County is Kentucky’s second-largest school district. Yet despite the district’s proven inability to meet even the most watered-down standards of No Child Left Behind, its superintendent received nothing but positive feedback during the evaluation.

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  1. Wow!

    Fayette County had drops in all Benchmark Score performance areas!

    Don't believe it? Check the Excel spreadsheet here:

    http://www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/7C67E0AF-15E6-4064-8B4E-9AA98719DA69/0/ACT_Benchmarks_200910.xls

    How can that be good?

    Except for English, the ACT scores also dropped. Check the Excel spreadsheet here:

    http://www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/8184F7E6-B0D1-466C-9FB6-0F86F32BCC0E/0/ACT_Average_200910.xls

    The different trend in the ACT English score versus the English Benchmark performance indicates the district raised performance of some weak students at the expense of strong students.

    That's not what we want, either.

    How can this square with high marks for the superintendent?

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