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Kentucky’s Math And Reading Scores Show Improvement

by Devin Katayama on November 2, 2011

Kentucky’s math and reading test scores show continued growth and, in some instances, exceed the national average, according to test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The scores released this week measure 4th and 8th graders nationwide and Kentucky shows promise when compared to its peers.

That may be attributed to the education reforms made in 1990, said University of Louisville professor Sam Stringfield. They were likely the most successful state reforms of the last 20 years, he said.

“And that the state has gone from being below the national average on all these measures, to virtually at or sometimes slightly above the national average, when you consider that we are still economically below the national average is really quite an accomplishment,” said Stringfield. [click to continue…]

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Kentucky Not Meeting ACT Benchmarks, Indiana is Above Average

by Devin Katayama August 17, 2011

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 […]

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Indiana Test Scores Improve

by Rick Howlett June 16, 2010

By Rick Howlett State education officials in Indiana says students’ test scores this year are signficantly better than those from 2009. Officials say 74 percent of public school students in grades three through eight passed the English portion of the ISTEP test this year, up from about 70 percent in 2009, while 76 percent passed […]

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ACT Scores For Kentucky Juniors Released

by Rick Howlett August 10, 2009

The Kentucky Department of Education says the 2009 ACT scores for the state’s public school juniors are in. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says this was just the second year that juniors were required to take the test. “Scores are pretty flat, ACT is not the kind of test in which you see large gains or large […]

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Study Shows Test Scores Up Since NCLB

by ekramer June 17, 2009

A study released today finds most state test scores have risen since No Child Left Behind while others have mixed results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. In 2002, No Child Left Behind became law to improve the performance of primary and secondary schools. The Center for Education Policy has analyzed state test scores since then […]

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