Kentucky Opens Work Ready Certificate, Eight Counties Apply

Jefferson County is not among the eight Kentucky counties that recently applied for a new certificate used to attract businesses. Although Louisville is a major business hub, it may not meet the benchmarks set by the Work Ready Communities program. The ACT, often referred to as a college entrance exam, has begun offering the work […]

JCPS Mails Students’ Tests to Wrong Addresses

After Jefferson County Public Schools mailed around 6,500 ACT Explore 8th grade test scores to wrong addresses, the district is now asking parents to shred tests they’ve received that contain another child’s score. JCPS officials recognized the error on Wednesday after parents called, wondering why they were mailed scores for children who weren’t theirs.

Greater Clark County Schools ACT Test Results

Last week, WFPL reported last year’s preliminary ACT scores were released for Greater Clark County Schools. Around 29 percent of Indiana students were tested and overall they scored above the national average. But Greater Clark County School students didn’t meet the same mark. Although some schools increased student achievement by 32 percent and all elementary […]

Kentucky Not Meeting ACT Benchmarks, Indiana is Above Average

Kentucky’s 2010 ACT results were released on Wednesday. While student performance in the state rose overall, only 14 percent of public school students tested meet all four ACT benchmarks. Starting this school year, ACT test results will be used in the state’s performance accountability. Kentucky’s 2010 test results report the state is behind the national […]

KY Junior Class ACT Scores Released

Kentucky Education Department officials have released the results of ACT exams administered to high school juniors in the spring. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says this was the first time that a Kentucky junior class took the college-prep test. “In 2006, the Kentucky General Assembly amended a state statute that requires all public school juniors to participate […]

Kentucky ACT Scores Increase, National Average Slips

Kentucky’s ACT scores are steadily on the rise and more students are taking the college-prep test than ever before. College-bound seniors in Kentucky scored two-tenths of a point higher on average compared to the same population a year ago. Department of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross says it’s a significant increase for a state with more […]