More on Kentucky’s decline in ACT performance

I wrote yesterday about the disturbing decline in Kentucky’s overall ACT Composite Score average. The picture isn’t pretty. The overall ACT Composite Score average for all 2020 high school graduates in Kentucky – public and private combined – is the lowest posted since 2013. That’s the first year ACT established its current reporting protocol that…

School opening in Kentucky – Still lots of questions with few answers

The July 20, 2020 edition of KET’s Kentucky Tonight was totally dedicated to the issues and challenges Kentucky’s public school system faces as it struggles to configure a fall learning season. Will schools open normally in person? Will schools use a blend of in person and distance learning, now being called Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) by…

Recent survey of Kentucky’s public school teachers raises real concerns

Impact Kentucky 2020 survey needs a closer look Early this year (January 13 through February 21), Panorama Education conducted a survey of Kentucky’s educators for the Kentucky Department of Education. Results of that Impact Kentucky 2020 survey were released on June 1, 2020. Impact Kentucky replaces the TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey, which was administered…

Which type of school gets more funding – charter or traditional?

Finally, some fairly credible data There has been a virtual fur fight going on between supporters and detractors of charter schools regarding the question of whether charters get more funding per pupil than traditional schools. Now, a fairly recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides some interesting data about the subject.…

Report on NAEP to Kentucky Board of Education today didn’t get it right

So, here is the “rest of the story” The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) received a very disappointing presentation on the state’s performance in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) today, and I think the state’s citizens deserve a more balanced picture. The big problem was that the KBE presentation focused on using…