Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Brutal facts, strong response (in Franklin County)

Scholastic audits are Kentucky's process for evaluating school and district practices when test scores identify a major problem. Their impact depends heavily on how the school system responds to the audit findings. The State-Journal's report on a recent Franklin County district audit spotlights disturbing news on current practices, but also notes what looks like the ideal starting response to move those practices up to strength:

A state scholastic audit has found six deficiencies in Franklin County Public Schools, including a lack of rigor in the classroom.

“You have to welcome the brutal facts,” Superintendent Harrie Buecker told members of the Board of Education Monday.

“It’s the only way you get better.”

The full State-Journal article is here, with hat tip to KSBA.

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