act http://wkms.org en ACT Can't Run 'Stress Tests' After Technical Glitches; Kentucky Considering Other Options http://wkms.org/post/act-cant-run-stress-tests-after-technical-glitches-kentucky-considering-other-options The ACT testing company says it’s unable to run "stress tests" this fall that were&#160;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/after-technical-issues-kentucky-education-officials-want-act-run-practice-tests">requested by the Kentucky Department of Education</a>&#160;following technical glitches with the test last spring.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/shutterstock_82970479.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Ma Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:23:09 +0000 Devin Katayama 36381 at http://wkms.org ACT Can't Run 'Stress Tests' After Technical Glitches; Kentucky Considering Other Options Grammar Expert Jeanne Clements on the Verbal Education Training Tool http://wkms.org/post/grammar-expert-jeanne-clements-verbal-education-training-tool <p>Kate Lochte speaks with a grammar expert, Jeanne Clements on <em>Sounds Good</em>. She’s the creator of Verbal Education, a vocabulary training tool for taking college entrance exams. According to <a href="http://verbaleducation.com">verbaleducation.com</a>, the program is a method utilizing&nbsp;mnemonics for vocabulary with high-frequency in SATs and ACTs. The methods include visualization, associative memory, morphemic analysis, and more. Clements has a background of 25 years as an educator and currently directs the Association of Language Arts Teachers of America and is Vice-President of Intstructivision, Inc. See more at <a href="http://verbaleducation.com/">verbaleducation.com</a>.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:04:18 +0000 Kate Lochte 32918 at http://wkms.org Grammar Expert Jeanne Clements on the Verbal Education Training Tool Kentucky Halts Standardized Tests Because of Computer Glitches http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-halts-standardized-tests-because-computer-glitches-0 <p></p><p>Kentucky has become the most recent state to see problems with the company that administers online&nbsp; exams in public schools and officials say the problem is of concern as more states move to online testing.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the beginning of this week, 25 Kentucky school districts have experienced slow or dropped&nbsp; connections to the online system, making it impossible to complete the ACT End of Course Exam.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:16:24 +0000 Devin Katayama 31319 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Halts Standardized Tests Because of Computer Glitches Kentucky Halts Standardized Tests Because of Computer Glitches http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-halts-standardized-tests-because-computer-glitches Kentucky has become the most recent state to see problems with the company that administers online&#160; exams in public schools and officials say the problem is of concern as more states move to online testing.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/testtaking.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the beginning of this week, 25 Kentucky school districts have experienced slow or dropped&#160; connections to the online system, making it impossible to complete the ACT Thu, 02 May 2013 16:09:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 31318 at http://wkms.org AP Exams A Growing Trend in KY Schools http://wkms.org/post/ap-exams-growing-trend-ky-schools <p>More than 12-thousand Kentucky public high school graduates took an Advanced Placement Exam last year according to new data released today by the College Board. That represents a 74% increase from the graduating class in Kentucky five years ago. AP courses are more rigorous than typical high school classes and many universities offer students college credit for earning a qualifying score on the end-of-year exam.&nbsp;&nbsp;Trevor Packer is senior vice president of the Advanced Placement Program. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:01:34 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 28335 at http://wkms.org AP Exams A Growing Trend in KY Schools Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-82212 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/22/159807599/some-israeli-parents-rethink-ritual-circumcision">circumcise newborn sons</a>.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:36:37 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21161 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12 KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average http://wkms.org/post/ky-act-scores-improve-still-below-national-average <p>Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their overall performance remains below the national average. State education officials say the average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:45:17 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 21122 at http://wkms.org KY ACT Scores Improve, Still Below National Average Safe Infants Act Protects Children, Parents http://wkms.org/post/safe-infants-act-protects-children-parents <p><span class="article-content"><span>A 2001 law could have prevented the arrest of a Paducah teen and the death of her baby. The Safe Infants Act allows parents of newborns less than 72 hours old to drop the child off anonymously without consequences. Police departments, fire departments and hospitals are will all accept anonymous drop-offs. The law protects parents from legal repercussions as long as the child shows no signs of abuse. Parents have 30 days to change their minds before the child is put under permanent state custody. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:28:25 +0000 Seth Helton 16982 at http://wkms.org