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Grading is by School Level in Unbridled Learning

The standard Kentucky school district arrangement for schools is

Elementary -- Kindergarten to Grade 5,

Middle School -- Grade 6 to Grade 8, and

High School -- Grades 9 to 12

however, this is not always the actual case.

For example a number of brick and mortar school buildings in the state have Grades K to 8, and there are even some single building systems for K to Grade 12. Such differences created some scoring challenges for the old Kentucky Instructional Results Information System and the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System because performance can and has varied fairly dramatically by school level. This made it easier, for example, for a K to Grade 8 school to appear to outscore a normal middle school when the performance in the middle school grades in both schools was similar or even reversed.

To avoid such problems, Unbridled Learning reports scores by the standard school level. In the case of a K to Grade 8 school, Unbridled Learning returns two sets of scores for the school, one set covering performance in the elementary grades and a separate set of data for Grades 6 to 8.

As a result of this practice, there are more school unit score results in Unbridled Learning than actual physical schools in the state.