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 […]

Update 1-1-19

The Kentucky Board of Education reviewed recommended changes to the Accountability System at this past December’s meeting.  Proposed changes were considered as a 1st reading for items related to growth, transition readiness, and GAP. Growth Growth will likely see the greatest changes.  Commissioner Lewis authorized establishment of a Growth Indicator Work Group with the charge to consider […]

Update 11-5-18

10th grade reading & math field test, 11th grade science and 11th grade on-demand writing will all be administered on-line this school year. 11th grade ACT will be administered on the following dates: Standard Time Initial Test Date – March 12, 2019 Accommodations Testing Window – March 12-15, 18-22, 25-26, 2019 Standard Time Makeup Test Date – April 24, […]

Update 11-1-18

Raise the bar. Close the gap. Dear Kentucky educators, This is the first of what I hope to be many messages to you addressing the needs of Kentucky’s most precious resource: our children. I’d like to take just a few moments to introduce myself and discuss my vision for Kentucky’s schools. I started my career […]

Update 10-1-18

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is pleased to announce that ACT has been selected as the vendor for the college admissions exam, required as part of the state testing program. The new college admission’s contract with ACT is for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years and can be renewed for an additional four years. KDE’s […]

Update 9-5-18

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS RELEASE Number 18-132                                              Sept. 5, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Fletcher Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4611 | Cell: (502) 229-1915 | E-mail: Jessica.Fletcher@education.ky.gov   BOARD DEFINES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE LEVELS […]

Update 8-22-18

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MEETING ADVISORY Number 18-121                                                      August 22, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Blessing Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4604 | E-mail: rebecca.blessing@education.ky.gov GROUP RECOMMENDS PROFILE FOR LOWEST PERFORMING […]

Update 8-21-18

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MEETING ADVISORY Number 18-119                                                      August 20, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Blessing Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4604 | E-mail: rebecca.blessing@education.ky.gov GROUP TO SET STANDARDS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY (Frankfort, KY) – A group of education stakeholders and policymakers will gather on Wednesday, August 22, to set performance standards for 2017-2018 school […]

Update 7-23-18

Accountability Update Dear Superintendents, School accountability for the 2018-19 school year will be based on the content tests given at elementary and middle schools. For high schools, the reading and mathematics subscores on the college admissions examination and scores from the science and writing assessments will be utilized for accountability. At high school, end of […]