Update 6-14-19

KENTUCKY’S ACCOUNTABILITY REGULATION FINALIZED

On May 31, the regulation governing Kentucky’s Accountability System, 703 KAR 5:270, became effective. The final regulation and resources that reflect the changes are attached including the Accountability at a Glance and Transition Readiness.

Changes to the regulation include,

Growth — Elimination of the projection of student data to a categorical growth model; New value tables based on principles and recommendations from the Growth Work Group; Edits to the calculation to use previous year to current student performance.

Transition Readiness — Change of grade for students receiving credit for dual credit from a B to a C; Inclusion of college placement exam into academic readiness; Removed transition readiness from the elementary and middle school levels.

Achievement Gap — Removed achievement gap closure as an indicator; Simplify the measure to focus on gap to group; Retain as a limit on the star rating.

Quality of School Climate and Safety — Included as an indicator of perception data from surveys that measure insight to the school environment beginning 2019-2020 school year; Removed Opportunity and Access as an indicator.

Weights and Star Rating — Included specific weights for each indicator; Removed the star charts.

Note: The new definitions of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) are not included in this regulation. These definitions are in 703 KAR 5:280, School Improvement Procedures.

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