Monday, March 23, 2009

EdWeek on Kentucky starting over

Under the headline "State at Vanguard of Standards Movement Starts Over," Education Week reports:
Kentucky lawmakers have passed a bill to overhaul the state’s K-12 assessment system, putting the Bluegrass State in the spotlight on testing issues—and possibly making it a national leader on the issue once again.
The legislation overwhelmingly approved this month would create a series of tests aligned to new standards that are to be internationally benchmarked and designed to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce or go to college.
I added the emphasis at the end of the first paragraph because I think it's a sound and important evaluation of the long-term implications of SB 1.

The full article is here, and I especially liked the quote from Ken Draut:
“This is the next generation of our assessment/accountability system being born.”

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