KBE Looking Into School Goal Strategy
Some Kentucky board of education members are asking if the state's new assessments set goals high enough to lift up low-performing schools. Since test scores were released last month, critics have questioned why low-performing schools only have to move up one point next year to be considered improving.
Associate education commissioner Ken Draut defended the one-point goals, saying a panel of experts found them appropriate. Draut also says the goals would be revisited after next year's test results and that the number one priority for schools is to reach proficiency, not to make the one-point goal.