UPDATE: I initially posted this information under the heading "weakest districts," but after a closer look, that was a bad choice. My reasons for changing the headline are explained in my post here.
Thirteen Kentucky districts have fallen short of the adequate yearly progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation for eight or more years. Here's that list, sorted by each district's combined 2010 proficiency level in reading and mathematics:
press release from the Kentucky Department of Education, the weakest five (highlighted in pale orange above) will "receive district-level leadership assessments and targeted assistance from KDE and will work in partnership with Educational Recovery Directors and other KDE staff to develop and implement corrective action plans."
For the other eight, KDE will provide technical assistance as they "develop their corrective action plans and deferred programmatic funds budgets" and "submit quarterly progress reports to KDE."