Kentucky Department of Education reveals first look at Kentucky’s 5-star school rating system


WITH.>>THE GIST OF IT IS THEY WANTED
TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT
WAS TRANSPARENT FOR PARENTS,
THAT PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS
AND EDUCATORS UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT
MEAN MARK: HERE’S WHAT GOES INTO THE
5-STAR RATING SYSTEM, FOR
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS,
IT’S TESTING IN READING,
WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE AND
SOCIAL STUDIES AS WELL AS GROWTH, FROM ONE YEAR TO THE
NEXT, IN READING AND MATH
SCORES.>>YOU WANT TO SEE, REGARDLESS
OF HOW KIDS COME TO YOU, THAT
YOU’RE GROWING KIDS, WHETHER
THEY START AT THE NOVICE LEVEL
OR THEY START AT THE PROFICICENT
LEVEL, WE SHOULD BE MOVING KIDS FORWAR
MARK: FOR HIGH SCHOOLS, IT’S
TESTING IN READING, WRITING,
MATH AND SCIENCE. AS WELL AS
GRADUATION RATES AND TRANSITION
READINESS. TRANSITION READINESS IS MEASURED
BY FACTORS SUCH AS ACT SCORES,
DUAL CREDIT AND A.P. COURSES AND
CAREER AND TECHNICAL TRAINING.>>THIS IS THE BEST MEASURE WE
HAVE OF SAYING WHETHER OR NOT
KIDS ARE WELL PREPARED TO MOVE
ON TO DO W WHETHER THAT
SOMETHING IS GOING INTO A
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAM, OR FOUR YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAM,
DIRECTLY INTO THE WORKFORCE,
INTO THE MILITAR
MARK: EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO
A SCHOOL’S RATING IS LISTED ON
ITS REPORT CARD ONLINE.>>IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR
PARENTS TO DIG BEYOND THAT 5:00
STAR RATING TO LOOK AT THE
FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE IT. MARK: ONE BIG CHALLENGE IN
PUBLIC EDUCATION HAS BEEN
CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP, AND
TO THAT END, A FOUR OR FIVE ST
SCHOOL CAN ACTUALLY GET A STAR
KNOCKED OFF IF THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IS CONSIDERED LARGE ENOUGH. AND INFORMATION ABOUT EACH
SCHOOL’S ACHIEVEMENT GAP, IF
THEY HAVE ONE, IS GOING TO BE

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