[email protected] www.readykentucky.org. Who are we?. is helping Kentuckians prepare for new academic standards that will prepare students to succeed in college & career
Standards are simply what students are expected to learn as they move from grade to grade through school.
46 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories have voluntarily adopted the new standards to date.
(Alaska, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia not adopted yet.)
Latest KY rankings – Quality Counts:
…To the new KY Core Academic Standards
Writing and communication opportunities that are authentic and have a school-wide vision
Arts and Humanities that provide experiences for all students in creating, performing and responding to arts
Practical Living and Career Studies that provide experiences in health, physical education, technology, careers, business and leadership
Meet Benchmarks on ACT-grade 11 at state expense or taken privately any time in high school
Reading: 20, English: 18, Math: 19
Pass a college placement test: Compass, KYOTE
Other career measures like industry certificates and/or KOSSA, and pass military test (ASVAB), or ACT Work Keys
To produce a raw Achievement score for the school/district, for each percent:
Note: to provide a bonus for distinguished performance, schools will get an extra half credit for each percent distinguished students only IF they have more students in the distinguished category than the novice category.
2012 - 2013
When full accountability is implemented, NGL will produce 70%, NGIP&S will produce 20% and NGP will produce 10% of the Overall Accountability score for a school and district.
This year accountability is based on 100% NGL, next year it will be 77% NGL and 23% NGIP&S.
Test Scores that ‘count’ for each area of Accountability accountability:
Subgroups of a school population will receive reports to help schools identify learning gaps. Reports will show the percent proficient and distinguished students of ethnicities, Special Education, Poverty and Limited English Proficiency.
Measurable goals will be set for each separate group.
For School and District Accountability, these students will count once in a separately calculated ‘Student Gap Group’ for statistical purposes.
The number of students in the Gap Group will be based on the total school population, not the grade by grade rule from past years.
Laymens’ example: If Robyn and Doug both score novice on the Gr. 3 reading test. Then after another year of instruction, Robyn is still novice on the Gr. 4 test but Doug is proficient, the school gets points for his growth. (VERY OVERSIMPLIFIED!)
Example of Potential Categories for Schools/Districts accountability:
Based on Overall Score:
Highest Performing Schools (must meet AMO and graduation rate of 60% prior 2 years)
High Progress Schools – After 2 yrs of data, top 10% based on Progress in the state.
Progressing Schools – Any school meeting it AMO goal in second year and after.
Needs Improvement – any school not meeting AMO
Focus School – any school with a gap or graduation rate not meeting AMO
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