The Kentucky Department of Education has a press release out about the task force to justify the status quo on the state’s ridiculous CATS testing.
From the release:
“The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability will review the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) and provide a blueprint for the system’s progress in the future to ensure that the system meets the best interests of public school students.
Education Commissioner Jon E. Draud asked statewide organizations, partner groups and leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives to name members to the task force.”
What we are talking about here is a simple definition of terms. If you define “meets the best interests of public school students” as feeds more money to a bunch of overfed bureaucrats, then you can imagine that a group of people Draud set up himself will want things to stay pretty much as they are. Besides, they have to make testing results turn out a certain way for the next six years. Can’t go messing with that now, can we?