Washington County Schools has decided to assess and score the Arts/Humanities and Practical Living/Vocational Studies Assessments. The data from these assessments will not only validate the work of the students and staff but will also provide the schools and the district with valuable information to improve instruction and plan future programs. Accountability and data-driven decision-making will still play a major role in strengthening the quality of instruction for students in the Washington County School District.
Again, Washington County will continue to assess students for the ’08-’09 school year in the areas of writing portfolios, Arts/Humanities and Practical Living/Vocational Studies. Your continued patience and support during this interim period of accountability in Kentucky will be appreciated. Our kids are our most valuable asset and they deserve our very best every day.
Robert Stafford, Superintendent
Jim Hamm, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Washington County School District
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This from a longer letter in the Springfield Sun: