Art Education to Have New Assessment Policy

Art education policies are a major topic at this weekend’s annual conference Kentucky Art Education Association in Lexington.. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last spring, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1, which changed reforms enacted with the Kentucky Education Reform Act; it scrapped the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System or CATS. Now, arts teachers are looking […]

CATS Overhaul Wins Final Approval

The Kentucky General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to revamp the state’s student testing program. House and Senate conferees ironed out their differences Friday and both chambers approved the legislation late in the day. Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Kelly says many teachers in his distsrict have told him that it was […]

Education Task Force To Meet Tuesday

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Task Force on Assessment and Accountability will meet Tuesday in Frankfort. This will be the second meeting of the 30 member task force. Department spokesperson Lisa Gross says the panel will review the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, or CATS, which is used to measure schools’ academic progress. “The Commissioner of […]