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The ACT, Incorporated, released its annual report on test performance for the High School Class of 2009 on August 19, 2009. For the first time, 100 percent of Kentucky’s graduates took the ACT, which makes score comparisons both to other states and to  Kentucky’s past performance problematic. This section will explain some of the issues and present the state’s 2009 high school graduates' performance in context. Another section of the Wiki will deal with the separate ACT report for Kentucky's 11th grade testing, which is an entirely different data set.
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Since its passage in late 2001, the “[[No Child Left Behind Act]]” (NCLB) has generated a huge amount of criticism from Kentucky’s professional educators. Critics say the act’s required academic targets are too high, especially for students with learning disabilities, and they have repeatedly said students face an impossible standard.
  
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But is the criticism valid? And what does the data show for those schools identified by the law as Kentucky’s weakest performers?
  
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To answer those questions, the Bluegrass Institute examined some of the facts and data concerning Kentucky’s weakest “No Child” performers – the 34 schools that ended 2008 in Tier 5, the lowest “No Child” performance category. This analysis contradicts some common beliefs about the law’s impact in [[Kentucky]].
  
[[ACT College Entrance Test Results for 2009 High School Graduates | read more here...]]
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Revision as of 08:04, 3 September 2009

What you can find in the Education Portal

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Featured Article

Examing Kentucky's No Child Left Behind Tier 5 Schools

Since its passage in late 2001, the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) has generated a huge amount of criticism from Kentucky’s professional educators. Critics say the act’s required academic targets are too high, especially for students with learning disabilities, and they have repeatedly said students face an impossible standard.

But is the criticism valid? And what does the data show for those schools identified by the law as Kentucky’s weakest performers?

To answer those questions, the Bluegrass Institute examined some of the facts and data concerning Kentucky’s weakest “No Child” performers – the 34 schools that ended 2008 in Tier 5, the lowest “No Child” performance category. This analysis contradicts some common beliefs about the law’s impact in Kentucky.


read more here...

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Kentucky Education news...

2009 ACT scores were released for highschool juniors. View the results here.