Friday, November 2, 2012
Kentucky has moved more quickly than any state in the country to define and assess student results that meet the demands of a knowledge-driven future. This morning, in our newly released School Report Card, we meet the first data, and we see with new clarity what we will need to do to move all our children to those higher expectations.
The chart above shows where we stand in most succinct form, using the overall scores from our new accountability system. In that system, a score of 100 meaning that all students (including those in historically underserved groups) are on track to graduate from high school ready for college and career. By that measure, we're a little more than half way there.
The elementary score combines three kinds of student results shown below. The achievement number reflects results for all students in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, writing, and language mechanics. The gap score indicates similar data for students in groups that are often "caught in the achievement gap," while the growth score based on the percent of students making expected growth from one year to the next in reading and mathematics.
These results and further details--for our state, districts, and individual schools--is now easily accessible at the Department of Education's Open House.