KY schools move too slowly toward proficiency goals

KY schools move too slowly toward proficiency goals

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:10 pm
By: The Associated Press

The Messenger 10.06.10

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An analysis of recent statewide test results shows that Kentucky public schools — especially middle and high schools — are moving too slowly toward reaching proficiency goals.
The analysis recently released was done by three education advocacy groups. It shows that only 6 percent of Kentucky high schools are at proficiency or are on pace to reach proficiency by 2014, the Kentucky educators’ target date.
Education consultant Susan Weston, who prepared the analysis, told The Lexington Herald-Leader  the percentage of Kentucky high schools on track for proficiency actually fell from 15 percent last year.
The analysis shows that only 39 percent of middle schools have reached proficiency or will reach proficiency by 2014 at their current rate.

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