Oct 31 2019
Kentucky did not gain ground in the newest results from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). We need to own that truth in order to change it, so this will be a pretty blunt, quick post showing the absence of improvement in our reading and math scores.
For simplicity, the analysis will use the percent…
Oct 08 2019
Only 30 Kentucky schools have significant achievement gaps between African American students and the school’s top scoring racial or ethnic group? That’s what this year’s school report cards say.
I hope someday to live in a commonwealth where that claim makes sense.
To me, this year, it doesn’t.
I see 152 schools that had 2018-19 gaps of 20…
Oct 02 2019Statewide, 2019 assessment results show little improvement compared to 2018. Here, I’ll look at reading, math, and science results, using those trends to call for major renewal of our statewide efforts to build excellence with equity. So, here’s a look at elementary reading.
Jul 15 2019The Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation offers an important annual look at the well-being of children in each state, with Kentucky Youth Advocates as a key partner in the work. The 2019 edition is out now, and here comes a tour of the Kentucky data points that get spotlight attention.
Jan 31 2019Kentucky’s new School Report Cards are here! The new format for annual data on our schools has a friendlier layout and some important innovations, so I’m going to share what I saw in my first tour of the site. When you arrive at the main landing page, you can choose any public school or district: my notes are based on looking at Toliver Elementary and Danville High School. Once you choose, you can scroll down and start seeing the news.
Jan 16 2019In elementary school, something seems to work very differently for African American students than for other student groups. That’s the pattern that emerges from comparing KPREP proficiency rates for the last two classes of third graders to the kindergarten readiness rates when those classes started school.