Kentucky Department of Education releases 2014-15 test scores


STATE TEST SCORES HAVE BEEN RELEASED… AND FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE. THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF ‘NEEDS IMPROVEMENT’ STATUS… AND IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE PROFICIENT. W-K-Y-T’S REBECCA SMITH IS AT THE LIVE DESK TO EXPLAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS… AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS. FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS HAD SOME PRETTY GOOD NEWS TO RELEASE THIS MORNING. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT WAS SEEN IN WILLIAM WELLS BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IT HAD THE LARGEST SCORE INCREASE WITH A 19-POINT BOOST. IT WAS THE LOWEST PERFORMING IN STATE LAST YEAR. THAT’S NO LONGER THE CASE. SOME GOOD NEWS FOR BRYAN STATION HIGH SCHOOL… WHICH IS NOW OFF THE PRIORITY LIST. BUT, IT IS STILL THE 17TH LOWEST HIGH SCHOOL SCORE IN THE STATE, SO IT’S STILL CONSIDERED TO BE A LOW- PERFORMING SCHOOL. THE PRINCIPAL AT BRYAN STATION HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE RESUTLS. “The community support, the staff support, the student buying it. That’s what it takes to improve schools that are low performing and we truly appreciate the support from the district, from our community partnerships.” THERE WERE 24 SCHOOLS LISTED AS “NEEDS IMPROVEMENT” — THAT’S DOWN FROM 29 LAST YEAR. AMONG THE LOWEST RANKED-SCHOOLS — MARY TODD ELEMENTARY, DEEP SPRINGS AND CRAWFORD MIDDLE. AT THE LIVE DESK, REBECCA SMITH, WKYT.

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