- With math as the exception, Kentucky student performance is in line with the national average.
- Kentucky testing can be improved by leaner standards, end-of-course exams, international benchmarks, and replacing some testing with performance reviews.
- Not testing social studies or writing or the problem-solving process of constructed response would not be improvements.
- The federal stimulus will reduce recession damage to education.
- Kentucky postsecondary funding is a puzzle: why are we ahead of national average, and what are we buying with the added money?
- We need a stronger commitment to early childhood development, and stronger citizen engagement to make it happen.
Friday, February 20, 2009
In the big picture, we're about Kentucky education's challenges and possibilities. In the last month, the discussion has included some recurring themes.
Posted by Susan Weston at 4:20 PM